Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy admitted Thursday that he left a 20 cent tip—not 20 percent, but twenty hundredths of one American dollar—on a $60 restaurant bill, but he did not apologize. In fact, he said he'd do the same thing again.
"The 20 cent tip was kind of a statement," McCoy told reporters at a press conference about how much he did or did not tip a server at poorly-reviewed Philadelphia burger joint PYT, "I didn't do anything wrong and if I had to do it again, I'd do it the same way."
Continuing his public statement about a time he ate out at a restaurant, McCoy pointed out that he's usually a good tipper, 6ABC reported, but in this instance he felt compelled to stiff the server due to "disrespect."
"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.
That contradicts the Facebook post from PYT owner Tommy Up, who made the decision to post the receipt on social media:
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.
Up contends that McCoy and his party were abusive to the staff and derogatory toward women.
Who's in the wrong in this ongoing dispute over roughly 13 dollars? We may never know, but the server will be made whole by actor Charlie Sheen, who offered him $1,000, LeSean McCoy will continue to be a multimillionaire professional football player, and everyone else will continue to argue over America's broken tipping system.