Lane Johnson on paying $17K for a 'rookie dinner'

Lane Johnson on paying $17K for a 'rookie dinner'

June 9, 2014, 9:00 pm
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As the Eagles resumed OTAs Monday, reporters sought out lineman Lane Johnson for an explanation of a tweet sent over the weekend. It was a picture of a receipt for a dinner at Del Frisco's Steakhouse.

The bill was for almost $18,000.

"I probably should have gave it some clarity," Johnson said of the tweet. "Once I said it was a rookie dinner, [people] think I was pressured into doing it.

"It was kind of my idea, keep the tradition going."

Johnson didn't pay the whole bill by himself. 

"I got help from Todd [Herremans] and Evan [Mathis]," he said. "It's something I did for them. It ain't no big deal to me."

Here's the initial tweet:

In light of the ordeal endured by the Dolphins last year involving Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito, Johnson then clarified he wasn't pressured into holding the dinner.



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