Eagles’ LeSean McCoy Defends Leaving 20-cent Tip

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Philadelphia Eagles’ LeSean McCoy is a good running back. But, it looks like he’s a bad tipper.

A Philly burger joint, PYT posted a pic of a receipt left by the Eagles star to its Facebook page. On it you’ll see that McCoy only left a 20-cent tip on a $61.56 check.

"The twenty cent tip that the Eagles' LeSean McCoy just left our server on his $60 check is going to come in really handy for that new official NFL McCoy jersey he had his heart set on," the message posted to PYT's Facebook page reads. "That is a .03% tip. New record!"

Rob Knelly, McCoy’s server gives the play by play to NJ.com.

"As soon as they sat down, they were pretty rude. I asked some questions, they weren't really responsive. They were cursing, making derogatory comments. I put their order in and forgot one of their appetizers, which I apologized for. They ordered things, and once they got it, said 'We ain't eating this (bleep)! We don't want it.' "

Les Bowen, a Philladelphia sports journalist asked McCoy about the tipping incident. He tweeted:

“Asked LeSean McCoy about the restaurant receipt thing. “It’s bull****, man,” he said. Declined request to elaborate.”


“On McCoy receipt thing: my understanding is, he was really ticked about service. But org wishes he’d handled it differently. He understands.”

For the record it’s not like McCoy is struggling financially. He signed a five-year, $45 million contract extension with the Eagles in 2012.

However, many people are calling foul on the restaurant for posting McCoy’s receipt.

I tend to agree. Do I think that possibly he had terrible service and was proving a point? Most definitely. Haven’t we all left a “bad tip” for “bad service”? Tipping is a customer’s choice. However, public figures have to realize that every move they make can be tracked on Social Media. And people are always looking for their five minutes of fame.

Hopefully, McCoy will have some better plays against the Colts Monday.

And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.

1 Comment

  • harold

    I’ve not only refused to tip for bad service I’ve had occasion to call the manager over to ask why the service or food was so bad. I don’t feel it’s the public’s business if someone didn’t leave a large tip for poor service and if the food was bad it should be the restaurant that’s apologizing. To leave a 20cent tip isn’t being cheap, it’s making a statement and if I was the manager of the restaurant I’d want to know what we were doing wrong or if it actually was an unruly customer I’d have asked him to leave.

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