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Photo: Evan Mathis' "Rookie-Paid" $64,000 Steakhouse Bill Is A Hoax

Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Evan Mathis pulled a fast one on a number of publications last night. Mathis, piggybacking off of the tweet that his rookie teammate Lane Johnson sent out earlier in the week that showed a $17,000 bill (which was real) that he paid at Del Frisco's to treat his veterans, decided that he'd had a little fun with his followers. He typed up a ridiculous bill for over $64,000, set it on red cloth and tweeted out a photo.

Of course, numerous sites ran with the story, despite the absurdly high number. But there was one clue there all along - and ESPN's Adam Schefter cracked the code before anyone else. The first letter of every item ordered spells out ROCK-PAPER-SCISSORS-ROSHAMBO.

">@EvanMathis69 tweeted about? Read first letter of each item: ROCK-PAPER-SCISSORS-ROSHAMBO... pic.twitter.com/B23lwCyrpa — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter)

Remember the $64K+ bill @EvanMathis69 tweeted about? Read first letter of each item: ROCK-PAPER-SCISSORS-ROSHAMBO... pic.twitter.com/B23lwCyrpa

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 13, 2014

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Friday morning, Mathis tweeted out another photo - this time making it obvious that it was a hoax. He used a red polo shirt as the table linen and regular computer paper for the bill.

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Well played, indeed. It's also a bit refreshing to know that no NFL rookies, regardless of what they're making, had to pony up this much money for one dinner.