LeSean McCoy’s 20 cent tip has divided the internet, with some claiming the PYT restaurant owner, Tommy Up, was wrong to post the receipt to social media, while others claim the Philadelphia Eagles player needs to apologize. At first, McCoy’s only response to the controversy was that “it’s bullsh*t,” but now he’s pointing fingers back at the waiter and claiming he would leave a bad tip all over again if he could.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, LeSean McCoy spent approximately an hour at the burger restaurant with three other people. His server, Rob, was left a $0.20 tip left on the $61.56 bill, which amounts to a 0.3 percent tip; a “new record” low, according to the restaurant. Once the PYT restaurant started receiving a huge backlash from Eagles fans, the owner decided he would explain the situation. According to Tommy Up, McCoy isn’t merely a bad tipper, he was verbally abusive to the staff and even made derogatory remarks directed at women.
“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.”
Rob Knelly, the waiter who received McCoy’s bad tip, admitted in an interview that he messed up their appetizer order, but he said McCoy was rude.
“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.'”
The story from the NFL player is almost exactly the opposite. Speaking to reporters at a press conference, LeSean McCoy said his 20 cent tip was intended to tell Rob the waiter what he thought about the service he received.
“The 20 cent tip was kind of a statement. I didn’t do anything wrong and if I had to do it again, I’d do it the same way,” McCoy said. “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 even claims that he usually is a very good tipper and admits PYT restaurant is still a good place for dining despite the controversy.
“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. If you check on that restaurant, the backlash that has from everybody talking bad about that place, but good food, good food.”
Whose story do you believe; Philadelphia Eagles’ player LeSean McCoy or the owner of PYT restaurant?