It's a good thing LaDainian Tomlinson signed a $6 MILLION signing bonus in 2001 ... 'cause the guy got stuck with a $32,000 rookie dinner tab that season ... so says one of his former teammates.
We spoke with Marcellus Wiley -- who was on the Chargers when LT was taken as the #5 overall pick in 2001 -- and he tells us he remembers the actual rookie dinner bill ... right down to the penny.
Rookie dinner hazing is back in the news again after Ravens rookie Carl Davis reportedly got stuck with an $11k bill earlier this week.
It's definitely not the worst NFL rookie tab ... that title reportedly goes to Dez Bryant who got stuck with a $55k bill during his rookie season.
Hope the food was good ...