Arik Armstead Clears the Air on Controversial Rookie Dinner Prank

Adam Taylor McKillop
San Francisco 49ers veteran Arik Armstead cleared the air on a controversial rookie dinner prank.
San Francisco 49ers veteran Arik Armstead cleared the air on a controversial rookie dinner prank. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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While the San Francisco 49ers are rolling on the football field to the tune of seven straight wins, that didn't stop the team from dealing with a bit of off-field drama. The drama revolved around a controversial rookie dinner prank in which linebacker Drake Jackson claimed to foot the bill for a dinner that cost more than $300,000.

The supposed prank caused a stir of unexpected backlash, but veteran edge rusher Arik Armstead quickly cleared the air.

San Francisco 49ers News

Armstead sent out a tweet explaining that the $300,000 portion of the bill was just a joke. This is a common occurrence on NFL teams where a group of rookies (usually at a specific position group) is handed a lofty bill after dinner with the veterans of that same position.

While Armstead doesn't deny the dinner itself, he wanted to clarify the total of the bill. According to Armstead, the dinner cost $7,500. That's a far cry from $300,000. He also insisted that he and two other unnamed veterans gave $1,000 for it, so the rookies simply had to split $4,500.

Still a pricey meal, to be sure, but not nearly outlandish as originally reported.

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