In terms of overall wackiness, the LeSean McCoy tipping saga is probably the most fascinating and bizarre one of the NFL season thus far. First angry PYT Burger manager tries to shame Philadelphia’s star runningback for leaving a .20 tip after eating at his restaurant after the game on Sunday. There were a lot of calls that it was fake, but its veracity was confirms. The restaurant stood its ground and went on a tirade about the tip on Facebook. As if things couldn’t possibly get any weirder, Charlie Sheen then offered the waiter $1,000 like the attention whore that he is. Today reporters finally asked LeSean McCoy about it and his answer is commendable.
I respect the shit out of Shady McCoy for doubling down over TipGate. Zero fucks given. Via:
“The 20 cent tip was kind of a statement,” McCoy told reporters Thursday afternoon during a scheduled press conference. “I didn’t do anything wrong and if I had to do it again, I’d do it the same way.”
The controversy began after the owner of PYT, a Northern Liberties restaurant know for unique burger combinations, posted an image that allegedly showed a tiny tip left by McCoy to Facebook.
“Just to be honest, like I’m always, I tip on my service. I think there’s a difference between good service and bad service or just having a bad day. There’s a big difference with just being rude and disrespectful. That’s how that went,” McCoy said.
“In any restaurant I go around in Philadelphia, I tip very well. I’m very respectful,” McCoy said. “You can’t be disrespectful and just expect somebody to tip you. I don’t’ care who the person is. That’s why I left my card, so they could see my name. Simple as that.”
Way to stick to those guns, Shady. I hope he rushes 120+ yards for four touchdowns this week, shutting everyone in the 215 the.fuck.up.