The outrageously expensive dinner Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant paid for the other night for his teammates wound up becoming a far bigger story than expected.
Some folks thought it was funny; some thought it was sad; some used it as a life lesson to point out how NFL players waste their money in trying economic times.
(My take: Rich people of all occupations have been spending lots of money on crazy things for a long time. The gap between NFL salaries and the average joe has been hard to comprehend for a while. It’s part of the game. The spending is in some ways unfortunate, but it’s not really my place to judge how grown men spend their money.)
Cowboys receiver Roy Williams wants everyone to know it wasn’t all his fault.
“I don’t understand why my name is associated with this whole ordeal,”
Williams said, via ESPNDallas.com’s Tim McMahon. “I mean, it’s the same offensive dinner
that we’ve been doing, that every team does in the NFL. So I don’t know
why my name is the single name in this thing.
I have nothing against Dez; Dez has nothing against me.”
Still, he appreciates Dez’s generosity.
“I ain’t ate in two days,” Williams said. “I’m good.”