Running back LeSean McCoy is living up to his nickname Shady with his latest “statement.” McCoy left a 20-cent tip on a $61.56 bill at a local Philadelphia restaurant because of the service he received. He spoke for the first time about the incident saying “just to be honest, I tip on my service, and there’s a difference between good service and bad service, the 20-cent tip was more just kind of a statement.”
This isn’t the first time the Philadelphia Eagles running back has made a shady move. McCoy was sued by a stripper for allegedly spraying her with alcohol and kicker her off the bus, leaving her in the middle of nowhere. McCoy also was in a Twitter war with his baby mamma that he later had to issue an apology to. After this latest incident, McCoy told reports that if he had to do it all over again, he would do it the same way. Is this really the type of statement you want to make?
What most people don’t realize is that not only did the waitress not make any money on the table, it actually cost her money to serve McCoy. Servers make less than $3 an hour as a base salary. Then they have to tip out busboys, runners and bartenders off their table’s bill, not out of the tip they receive. She lost money because McCoy wanted to make a statement.
McCoy is a famous athlete with millions of followers on Twitter. If he want to publicly call somebody out, he should do it that way. Fans don’t care about him eating or his tipping style — we want to know why he only had 74 yards last week against one of the worst teams in the league.
He needs to stop acting shady in his personal life and start acting like the NFL’s leading rusher.