NFL Star's 20-Cent Tip Proves The Richer You Get, The Cheaper You Become

Why would an athlete earning in millions skip out on tipping?

LeSean McCoy

The Ray Rice controversy isn't even cold yet, and there is more proof that the National Football League is home to some of the strangest – and cheapest – creatures on the Earth.

The story this time is that the Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left a 20-cent tip on a $61 bill at PYT Burger in Philly on Monday. Now, this bizarre show of cheapness would've been a bit understandable had McCoy been broke or if he was secretly planning a career in hip hop with 20Cents being his new moniker.


But the thing is that McCoy is a multimillionaire who is on a massive $45 million deal with the Eagles. He isn't looking for a career in music either – not that we know of, at least.

So what explains his tip of a mere 0.03 percent of the total bill?

After the said burger joint's owner – Tommy Up – posted the receipt of McCoy's bill online to publicly humiliate the NFL star, McCoy told a reporter that he was dissatisfied with the service provided to him.

But social media hounds are having none of it, and neither was the restaurant owner, who in a lengthy Facebook post made even more revelations about McCoy's behavior that day.

Post by PYT.


McCoy's refusal to publicly address the situation despite having an active Twitter account tells us he may not being entirely truthful. The reality is that the low or non-tipping tyrants are more common in celebrity circles than most realize. In fact, McCoy isn't the first super-rich sports star to be caught with his pants down.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan's is one notorious case. The basketball legend became a Forbes-recognized billionaire this summer, but his BFF Charles Barkley had to say this about him:

"I always give homeless people money and [MJ will] always slap my hand and says, 'If they can ask you for spare change they can say 'Welcome to McDonalds, can I help you please?'"

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Woods is another one. He frequently tops bad tippers lists and apparently uses the excuse that he doesn't carry any cash around for his frugality.

LeBron James

LeBron James

Even LeBron James, who generally comes across as a very friendly person, is a notoriously bad tipper. Rumor has it he once tipped $10 on a $800 bill in Cleveland.

Still, none of these guys come close to our man McCoy's penny-pinching. He has certainly raised the bar with his 0.03 percent tip. Let's see if anyone can top that.