“Williams excused it, saying then that Bryant, who received $8.3 million in guaranteed money from his rookie contract, would just have to take the team out to dinner and and get him some new shoes.
Well, that dinner happened Monday night. The final tab: $54,896.
Bryant took the offensive players out to Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. Williams, however, made sure Bryant got the message, inviting defensive players as well.”
The players took full advantage of Bryant’s tab by ordering “basically everything on the menu and even took home bottles of wine.”
Lesson learned. It’s much easier to carry pads, and it hurts the wallet a lot less.
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