Redskins defensive vets dine and dash; rookies pick up tab

ASHBURN, Va. -- It's a bad combination when you have large, hungry men going out to dinner -- and they’re not the ones who must pay for the meal. That’s what some of the Washington Redskins defensive rookies discovered Monday night.

That’s how you end up with a $22,159.04 bill -- tip included, of course.

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"It was excellent," Redskins defensive lineman Chris Baker said. "Gotta eat good, especially when it’s not on your dime."

For Baker, eating good at Mastro’s in Washington, D.C. was this: a bone-in filet cooked medium with lobster meat on top.

It cost a lot of dimes for rookie linebacker Preston Smith, who was among four freshmen who split the bill. But Smith said he wasn’t surprised at the cost.

"I had an expectation of what to expect and what I would see," Smith said. "My mind was at ease when I saw it. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it may have been."

Some items jumped out, starting with expensive scotch (Macallan 25). But there were also two Shirley Temples at $5 bucks a pop.

"It’s a great drink," Smith said. "Everyone should try it."

Certainly, but perhaps only when surrounded by those with smaller appetites.

"Dinner was great," Redskins nose tackle Terrance Knighton said. "It felt good to be able to just eat and leave. It was quite a bill, but I’ve got expensive tastes."