ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch and Detroit Lions defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson are being sued over a $9,332 nightclub bill from March. According to court documents filed in Los Angeles, the two players were guests of Richard James Harrington at the Hyde nightclub in Hollywood. Harrington said that when it came time to pay the tab, both players’ credit cards were declined. Harrington agreed to pay the bill, under the condition that both players would reimburse him. Harrington said they reimbursed him $4,000 via the Venmo app and cash, but says they still owe $5,332 and are now refusing to pay. The story was first reported by TMZ. Benenoch acknowledged the suit Monday, but believes it’s bogus. “We did our part,” said Benenoch, a 2016 draft pick who signed a four-year contract with the Bucs last year worth $2,593,184. “This is all I’m really going to say on it — I’m focused on football. I’m not really worried about what they’ve got going on. The legal system is going to play itself out. I’m focused on what we’ve got going on here.” Robinson declined to discuss the case. A 2016 second-round draft pick, he signed a four-year deal worth $5,233,635 with $2,694,172 guaranteed last year.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch are both being sued, because they were invited by a man named James Harrington to attend Hyde Nightclub in Hollywood, but they could not pay the $9,432.00 bill because both of their credit cards were declined. James Harrington fronted them the bill, after they agreed to pay him back, but both Robinson and Benenoch paid Harrington back $2,000 instead of paying the entire bill. Benenoch and Robinson say they did their part, paid their portion, and do not owe any more money. They say Harrington should be responsible for some portion of the bill which seems correct to me, you can’t party with NFL players at a ridiculously expensive nightclub, then not expect to owe a dime. Stay tuned on the resolution.