Lesean McCoy is a very talented running back for the Philadelphia Eagles. He is also a complete tool.
How so? McCoy is in the middle of a six-year, $45.615 million contract, so it’s easy to think the dude can spare a dime every now and again. So, there he is, shoving a cheeseburger down his gullet at local fave PYT Burger. (I’ve been…it’s legit!) He receives his bill of $61.56 and doesn’t forget about the person that served him.
And that’s when he drops 20 friggin’ cents! The outrage went viral, the restaurant manager blasted McCoy, and Captain Tiger Blood Charlie Sheen stepped in to make everything right.
As told by WPVI-6 (ABC) in Philly, the PYT manager posted this out of spite. And really, who can blame him?
On the post, PYT wrote a sarcastic message saying the tip is “going to come in really handy for that new official NFL McCoy jersey our waiter had his heart set on” and “That is a .03% tip. New record!”
Some commenters — who have obviously never waited tables before and are 10-percenters by nature — were a little perturbed that this receipt was posted, so we got this comment, which will go down in the history of “FACE” forever.
A MESSAGE FROM THE OWNER:
I would like to address the LeSean McCoy tipping situation and our role in it.
For starters, I take total and complete responsibility for sharing this receipt. It was not our server’s decision, it was mine. I am to blame.
I decided to take action after some serious thought. And while I’d like to apologize to Mr McCoy, I cannot in good conscience do so. I stand by my actions one hundred percent.
Mr McCoy and his three companions came into my place on Monday afternoon, and immediately the whole staff was excited. Mr McCoy is a skilled athlete and is one of our beloved Philadelphia Eagles. A true Philly legend and a sports hero. Understandably my staff was really pumped, especially on the heels of they terrific win the day before. (Go Eagles!).
Mr McCoy and his friend sat inside at a booth next to my management and next to me. They were given excellent service. Impeccable service. If anything, our server was a little nervous as was our food runner, because they are big, big fans.
He and his group, from the moment they sat down, were verbally abusive to our staff in the most insulting ways. The derogatory statements about women and their sheer contempt for the staff serving them wasn’t the end, however. After Mr McCoy and his group left I looked over and saw their server, my friend, with his head bowed down and with a very confused look on his face. I took the receipt out of his hand and I couldn’t believe that anyone could be so callous. Mr McCoy had left a .03% tip for our staff. Our staff that was beyond excited to see him walk into our burger joint and was excited to serve him. That’s twenty cents on a tab of over $60. Twenty cents that our server has to split with the food runner and the bartender. Two dimes from an insulting multimillionaire.
I bet Mr McCoy is usually an awesome dude. And everyone has their bad days. But I’m from Philly and have had the pleasure of meeting many of our bad ass sports heroes. Ron Jaworski I met as a kid and I love. Iverson I loved. Mike Schmidt! You name ’em. I love all of our athletes past and present. Hometown heroes who treat those below them with some respect. And maybe Mr McCoy was having a “bad day” after his big victory all that, but the reports of him receiving “bad service” is a complete slanderous lie, and my crew here is better than that and deserves better than that.
At the end of the day, I did what I felt my heart told me to do. And I don’t want anything from Mr McCoy, but…maybe an apology to his server who gave him excellent service would be cool.
Again, I am the owner and I take full responsibility for my actions. Eagles fans, I feel ya. Id be pissed too. But a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do and stick up for his friends.
Hate mail should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will respond to you right after I catch up on this mornings hate mail.
And that’s when this happened…
dear Tommy Up at PYT in Philly. Please tell Rob K I’m pledging 1000 dollars to him for the tip debacle just wanna help. c #NoJudgement
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) September 10, 2014
Charlie is back!
UPDATE: McCoy held a press conference today to explain himself, claiming that the terrible tip was “kind of a statement” and implying that it was the servers who were disrespectful:
“There’s a big difference with just being rude and disrespectful. That’s how that went.”