Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant recently said that he didn’t appreciate the $55,000 rookie dinner that he had to pay for during his first NFL season.
Former Cowboy Jesse Holley gave some insight as to how anyone can rack up that kind of bill.
“There’s one called the Louis XIII Rare Cask. They only have about 50 bottles in the world. Two of them were in Texas. One of them is in Houston and the other one was at Pappas Bros. For one shot, it was $1,300 dollars. It’s Cognac. They brought it out in this case where they had to push a button and it opened up illuminating. They had to serve it in white gloves,” Holley said 105.3 The Fan, via the Dallas Morning News.
Holley left before the bill came, but he said his understanding was that it was split among all the rookies, not just footed by Bryant. That’s not how Bryant remembers it; Bryant said this week that “I paid $55,000 for a dinner, and it struck me the wrong way.”
Seems like Holley had a nice time.
“I’m not a drinker, but when they said it was $1,300 a shot, I said I’m not missing this opportunity to say I drank something that cost $1,300. It was really, really, really smooth and you don’t need much of it to hit you,” Holley said.