If you’re a football (soccer) fan, you’ll be familiar with the outgoing process that youth team players and up-and-coming prospects used to be given rather unglamorous tasks to carry out around the training ground and stadium to to help keep their feet on the ground as they progress through the ranks.
Some players would be asked to sweep up the stands, whilst others might polish senior players’ boots or help wash first-team strips.
Well, a lot of NFL teams have a similar tradition of handing rookie players jobs when they first graduate to the big time, such as making sure there’s always a fresh set of doughnuts on hand, or a hot pot of coffee after training.
But the Washington Redskins really have showed no mercy to their rookies this season.
Despite many of their rookie players being the lowest paid in the squad, the Redskins veterans made their youthful counterparts foot the bill for a $22,000 night out after the comeback win against Tampa Bay on Sunday.
I realise they’re big guys, and there’s probably quite a lot of them, but $22,000?! Come on, lads.
Shirley Temples, $70 Jack Daniels, and a classic Scottish bottle of 25-year-old Macallan whisky. The Redskins had a whale of a time…..