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News to Chew

Taking a bite out of the world of food and food news

Playing football makes you hungry

September 10, 2009 By: admin Category: Food News

If you ever wondered how much professional football players can eat, then here’s a good example direct from News to Chew headquarters city, San Diego. As is often the tradition with NFL teams, each year’s highly touted, first-round draft pick is obligated to buy dinner for his veteran team mates. Well, San Diego Charger rookie linebacker Larry English recently brought his mates to dine out and thanks to linebacker Shaun Phillips’ tweet, we get to see the check for dinner: $14,508.67.

Yes, you read it right, $14.5K! Then again, English signed for some $13 million, so he can afford it. In fact, according to Yahoo Sports, Shawne Merriman says that after he was drafted, his rookie dinner cost him $32,000. On the other hand, QB bust Ryan Leaf refused to pay up so Junior Seau stole his credit card to pay the bill – a measly $3,000 by comparison.

Best part? The bill shows one person ordered a raspberry sorbet. We guess they needed to cleanse their palate between troughs.

Just some news to chew on.