The NFL has a long tradition of veteran players on the team taking rookie players out to eat, ordering just about everything on the menu and then stiffing them with the bill.
Torrey Smith hates that hazing ritual.
On Tuesday, Smith took to Twitter and made it known that he wants that trend to stop. He also gave props to Anquan Boldin for showing him what a true leader does by shielding him from this form of rookie hazing.
“Rookie dinners are BS! I’m glad I had an OG that realized teaching me to blow money is STUPID,” Smith wrote. “It does not prove you belong on a team. Shout out to @AnquanBoldin ! Dudes come into the league with no financial literacy and real problems but folks think 50k dinners are cool! NAH!”
Smith’s tweet came not long after New York Jets rookie receiver Garrett Wilson’s appearance on “The Pivot Podcast” where he seemed very excited about taking all of the receivers out for dinner. However, the show’s hosts made it known that this was not something to look forward to.
Fred Taylor warned Wilson that his teammates could run up a tab in the $75,000 range.