49ers’ Armstead calls $300K rookie dinner a ‘prank’

The NFL rookie dinner with the astronomical tab is now a time-honored custom. The drinks stream, veterans order porterhouses and lobsters and another high-price menu gadgets and rookies decide up the invoice.

It is a well-worn “welcome to the league” transfer.

Veteran defensive linemen for the San Francisco 49ers took issues to a different stage just lately. After they went out, the waiter introduced again a verify that had an 8-ounce lower of Kobe beef for $480, bone marrow for $29, a porterhouse, a number of orders of salmon and sauteed mushrooms. The overall was $7,691.05, which then had a banquet deposit added plus a $200,000 tip. The rookies abruptly thought they needed to pay $322,391.05.

They have been shocked by the sum.

After the video went viral, 49ers defensive finish Arik Armstead, a seven-year veteran, needed to guarantee the world that it was simply an over-the-top prank.

“That’s good by Arik,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan stated Tuesday. “A lot of guys can be not cool about it and Arik was a little more mature than that, and thank goodness because guys can get ridiculous on that. But I’ve never seen it that ridiculous.”