Ezekiel Elliott is apparently as good at following through on promises as he is running the football.
In early October, following a 274-yard performance against Indiana, Elliott tweeted that he owed The Slobs - Ohio State's starting offensive lineman - a dinner at Hyde Park, an upscale Columbus steakhouse.
Elliott did, in fact, take The Slobs to Hyde Park. He paid for quite a meal, too.
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From Pete Thamel's Sports Illustrated feature on Elliott:
During Ohio State's bye week in late October, Elliott brought the five starting offensive linemen to Hyde Park, a tiny Columbus steak house. They dined on 26-ounce rib eyes, devoured lobster mac and cheese, asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes. Only senior center Jacoby Boren didn't live up to the unit's nickname, drawing abuse for ordering a filet. The bill was not petit. "It was $432.59," Elliott says. "It was worth every penny. I would do it again, but I have to save up." (Elliott says if he reaches New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony, he'd love to arrange for the linemen to come with him.)
Before you Ohio State haters ask: no, this is not an NCAA violation.