The MLB has their version of hazing rookies by making them wear bizarre Halloween costumes in the middle of the summer. The NFL hazes their rookies in a much more delicious manner, they have to buy dinner for the veterans. And we’re not talking some Grande Meal at Taco Bell either. The veterans get treated to some gourmet shit. Green Bay Packers offensive tackle David Bakhtiari thanked the team’s rookies for an extravagant feast at The Capital Grille in Denver on Friday night that had a staggering final bill of nearly $34,000. Bakhtiari posted the bill for the fancy “rookie dinner” on his Twitter with the caption: “What a dinner, I’m stuffed. Thanks #Rooks 😉.”
The grand total was $33696.99. That’s without the tip.
A majority of the bill came from alcohol, $30,005 in wine and liquor to be exact. That’s a lot of booze.
At $2,700 a bottle, the seven bottles of Lafite Rothschild 10 cost $18,900. That’s right. For the price of a nice brand new automobile, they bought wine. It’s just wine. Wine is $5 a bottle at Trader Joe’s.
The vets splurged on Chivas Regal 25 years, Remy Martin XIII, and Macallan 25 years.
As for the actual food, the players chowed down on ribeyes, lobster bisque, $170 in caviar, as well as a wedge and kale and almond salad (Definitely not a lineman ordering those salads).
If you meet any of the Packers in real life, best not offer to buy them drinks.