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Redskins rookies foot $22,000 dinner tab for veterans (pics)

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Washington Redskins defensive rookies on Monday experienced firsthand the time-honored — and costly — tradition of teams having rookies foot the bill for an expensive dinner outing. And when it was all said and done, the rookies were on the hook for a whopping $22,000.

The dinner, held at D.C. fine dining outpost Mastro’s, featured a long list of succulent dishes, tempting entrees and refreshing cocktails, items which amounted to the pricey tab, as evidenced by Redskins veteran Terrance Knighton, who tweeted out an image of the bill.

Redskins nose tackle Chris Baker also posted an image of the tab on social media, writing on Instagram, “Great dinner tonight I LOVE THE ROOKIES THEY GOT MONEY.”

Perhaps most amusing about the entire outing was one very interesting item on the tab. In an image posted by safety Trenton Robinson that documented some of the items that were ordered by the players, it’s worth noting that two Shirley Temples were ordered by a yet-unknown player or players.

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Hennessy Sidecars, Jack Daniels Sinatra, Macallan 25 … and a couple of Shirley Temples. Makes sense.