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Bears play prank on rookie McClellin

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Chicago Bears first-round pick Shea McClellin became the victim of a prank Tuesday night when defensive end Israel Idonije handed the rookie a $38,091.91 dinner bill.

Luckily for him, it was a joke.

"We all went out for dinner, rookie night, and we had the restaurant bring by a big bill just to shock (practice squad defensive end) Aston (Whiteside) and Shea," Idonije told reporters Wednesday. "It was hilarious. They didn't know what to do with themselves. It was fun and we laughed, and we moved on.

"It was five minutes of them trying to debate what they were going to do and how they were going to figure it out. We laughed. It was a lot of fun."

Though McClellin didn't have to pay that much, he told reporters that the bill was still in excess of $10,000 at Mastro's Steakhouse's Chicago location.

"I did that (pick up the tab) yesterday," McClellin said. It wasn't that ($38,091.91). It was still pretty high, but it wasn't that. It was pretty bad. They can eat for sure, and they were eating. I didn't really care. They're there to have fun. I'm there to have fun. I kind of just tried to block it, have fun with it and not worry about how much I was spending.

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