Back in September of 2014, former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left a 20 cent tip on a $61 restaurant bill, claiming the server was disrespectful and offering up no apology.
The incident played into the perceived stereotype of entitled athletes who display a disconnect with the common man/woman, so the media gobbled him up for it even though no one should be entitled to someone’s money if they don’t earn it–regardless of wealth.
Fast forward two years and Philadelphia’s next big hope, North Dakota State alum Carson Wentz, has put up ungodly numbers–throwing for over 1,000 yards, with seven touchdowns and only one pick for the 3-1 Eagles. Philadelphians are soiling themselves over their self-proclaimed savior, because the dude is doing all the right things, on the field and off.
Wentz visited his home state of North Dakota during the Eagles’ recent bye week, and stopped into Fargo’s Herd and Horns Bar and Grill with a group of his hometown friends, according to CSN Philly’s Mike Greger.
Between dinner and games of darts, the group racked up a $1,000 bill. Wentz, who signed a four-year $26.67 million contract with the Birds, picked up the entire tab. He also dropped a $500 tip on top of it.
According to Wentz’s server, he was quite the gentleman.
“As I was waiting on him, I had to look up. He is so tall,” said Rachel, a junior at NDSU who works as a server at Herd & Horns. “He was very humble, especially as a guest. He didn’t treat anyone like they were below him or anything.”
The group left in Wentz’s cousin’s 1996 Chevy pickup truck. Blue collar. Gotta respect it.
[h/t CSN Philly]