Bears Idonije is a Prankster

Make it rain rookies! Tuesday night, Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije had rookies Shea McClellin and Aston Whiteside shaking in their boots. After a lovely dinner at Mastro’s Steakhouse in downtown Chicago, Idonije worked with the restaurant to play a little prank on his rookies – they were presented with a bill for $38,091. Idonije tweeted out a complimentary photo to the twitter-universe for our viewing pleasure. YIKES!

“It was five minutes of them trying to debate what they were going to do and how they were going to figure it out. We laughed. It was a lot of fun,” said Idonije.

McClellin wasn’t let off the hook entirely. The defensive end out of Boise State told reporters he did get stuck paying a bill in excess of $10,000 at the steakhouse (I would have to do dishes in the back to work off my debt).

It looked like another instance of rookie hazing – flashback to 2010 where Cowboys veterans stuck then first-year receiver Dez Bryant with a nearly $55,000 tab – but the Cowboys weren’t playing around.

Idonije then let the twitter world know it was all just fun and games 🙂


#BEARDOWN boys and girls.

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