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Charlie Sheen pledges $1,000 to waiter who got 20-cent tip from LeSean McCoy

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LeSean McCoy was the target of some criticism earlier this week when a restaurant in Philadelphia posted a photo on Facebook of the Eagles running back’s receipt after he ate at the establishment. The receipt, which was from a burger joint called PYT, revealed that McCoy left a 20-cent tip on a $61.56 bill.

Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Daily news later noted that his understanding of the situation was that McCoy was very angry with the service he received. PYT’s owner then posted a lengthy message on Facebook claiming that McCoy received “impeccable service” and that he and his friends were “verbally abusive” toward the staff.

It’s a classic case of “he said, she said,” and we’ll probably never know which side is telling the truth. None of that matters to Charlie Sheen, who has offered to step in and give the waiter who served McCoy $1,000 bucks.

Charlie hasn’t been in the news much since his whole “winning” thing quickly died out, so he was probably looking to capitalize on an easy PR opportunity. Tommy — or whoever waited on McCoy and company — should made sure they hold him to it. Something tells me people like Sheen have trouble remembering things.

H/T TMZ

LeSean McCoy admits he didn’t used to stay in peak shape during offseason

LeSean McCoyLeSean McCoy and Chip Kelly have a good relationship despite things starting off somewhat rocky between them. McCoy says he was close with former Eagles coach Andy Reid and needed some time to adjust to what Kelly wanted from him.

Entering year two under Kelly, McCoy says there is no tension between them. He even says that Kelly is pushing him to become a better player.

McCoy discussed his relationship with Kelly in an interview with the Philly Inquirer’s Jeff McLane. In the interview, McCoy makes it pretty clear that Kelly has taken issue with his work ethic. McCoy even admitted that prior to Kelly he didn’t work as hard in the offseason as he could have.

McCoy said he had become accustomed to not staying in peak condition in the offseason because it was easy for him to get in shape before training camp. But Kelly, he said, has challenged him to think about the long-term benefits of staying in shape year-round.

“He chases greatness for me. It can’t be he wants greatness more than I do. That’s on me,” McCoy said. “And that’s where I started to trust him. I think in the beginning it was hard to trust him, obviously because of Andy and the way he worked things. . . . But [Kelly] thinks outside the box, and everything he thinks is to better us.”

McCoy had a career-high 314 carries and 1,607 yards last season. He also rushed for nine scores and caught 52 passes for 539 yards and two more touchdowns. If that’s how he produced without keeping himself in great shape during the offseason, imagine what he might be able to do taking care of himself year-round.

LeSean McCoy: ‘I own Dallas’

LeSean McCoy is exactly what the NFC East needs in a star running back. The 26-year-old has played in one of football’s most competitive divisions long enough to know that toying with the opposition is all part of the game. He gave us another example of that on Thursday.

LeSean McCoyBam, shots fired. McCoy is starting the smack talk already and Week 1 of the preseason isn’t even in the books. Last year during a radio interview before Philadelphia’s Week 17 matchup against Dallas, McCoy told listeners that the Eagles were going to “manhandle the Cowgirls.” Philly went on to squeak out a 24-22 victory, so there wasn’t exactly any manhandling.

Overall, I’d say McCoy is wrong. Philly is 4-7 against the Cowboys since the former Pittsburgh star joined the Eagles in 2009. McCoy only rushed for 55 yards on 18 attempts during his first meeting with Dallas last year, though he did rack up 131 yards on the ground in Week 17 en route to winning this impressive championship belt.

Even if the facts don’t back it up, the NFC East could always use more trash talk. Gone are the days when at least one playoff-caliber team from the division was left out of the postseason. The Eagles and Cowboys square off in Weeks 13 and 15 this season. Maybe they’ll surprise us.

H/T Dallas Morning News

LeSean McCoy and Porsha Williams dating?

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Does LeSean McCoy have a new girlfriend? It looks like it.

Bossip reports that Shady McCoy has been dating Porsha Williams, who is Kordell Stewart’s ex-wife, “for quite some time now.”

Here’s what Bosisp says:

Porsha has been seen posting faded pictures of men and a variety of love quotes (then later deleting). But that hasn’t been enough to throw people off. Porsha and LeSean have been seen going on dates and kissing in the clubs all around Atlanta.

Porsha and Kordell were married in a 2011 wedding televised on the show “Platinum Weddings.” They divorced two years later, with Porsha complaining that she only found out about the divorce plans by reading about it online.

Porsha’s family supposedly is concerned about her being in another bad relationship because of the age difference between them; she is 33 while he is 25 years old. Porsha starred in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” last year and is also filming season six of the show this year.

McCoy doesn’t exactly have the cleanest record with women, either. Last year he got in an ugly Twitter fight with his baby mama. He later apologized for the nasty fight.

LeSean McCoy reiterates that he is better than Adrian Peterson

LeSean McCoyMany people consider Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be the best running back in the NFL and one of the most explosive runners of all time. The fact that he came back so strong after tearing his ACL has a lot to do with that, but LeSean McCoy doesn’t believe that makes him the best. Shady thinks the No. 1 spot belongs to him.

McCoy has said several times in the past that he is the league’s best back. When a reporter asked him again on Monday if he feels he is a superior player to AP, McCoy almost seemed annoyed.

“Yes, yes, yes,” he said after practice, per CSNPhilly.com’s Reuben Frank. “Especially the last three years. Check the numbers. You’re a numbers guy, check the numbers.”

McCoy made the same argument last month, placing an emphasis on the last three seasons.

“The last three years?” he said. “I’ve been All-Pro first-team twice. I never leave the field. I block. I catch. I never leave the field. I don’t have anybody do my job. I do it myself. Tons of credit goes out to Adrian Peterson. I’m a big fan of his, for sure. But I feel I’m the best.”

When Peterson was asked about McCoy’s comments, he said they made him laugh and he doesn’t even think McCoy believes what he was saying. McCoy insists he wasn’t joking at all.

“I don’t know if he’s joking or what,” McCoy said. “I don’t know how to take that. I play the game and it speaks for itself. I don’t know what that meant. I don’t understand what he was getting at.”

Here’s the argument McCoy can make against Peterson — yards from scrimmage. Peterson racked up “just” 1,437 total yards from scrimmage last season, whereas McCoy totaled 2,146. AP has never been much of a threat in the passing game. McCoy, on the other hand, has played in some pass happy offenses and has great hands.

That said, McCoy isn’t really doing Peterson any justice when he concentrates on the last three years. AP tore his ACL late in the 2011 season and still somehow managed to rush for over 2,000 yards the following year and come incredibly close to breaking Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record.

It’s impossible to compare backs in two completely different systems. I think we can all agree that any team in the NFL would love to have either Peterson or McCoy. Age not considered, you can probably flip a coin at this point.

H/T Pro Football Talk

LeSean McCoy: My 2-year-old son is better than Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow PatriotsYou can add Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy to the long list of current and former athletes who do not think very highly of Tim Tebow’s football ability. Tebow may have a great personality and know how to make a National Championship Game prediction, but very few are surprised that he is unemployed. McCoy certainly believes he should remain a free agent.

TMZ caught up with Shady at LAX over the weekend and asked him who he thought is the best NFL player who is not signed to a contract. The first example the reporter gave was Tebow.

“Tim Tebow?” McCoy said with a look of disgust. “My son is 2. I’ll take my son over Tim Tebow.”

McCoy went on to name former teammate Vince Young before settling on Chris Johnson, who was officially released by the Tennessee Titans just over a week ago.

Come on, man. Weren’t we supposed to stop dogging on Tebow after he made that hilarious Super Bowl commercial dogging on himself? Don’t kick a good Christian while he’s down.

H/T Shutdown Corner

LeSean McCoy says Darrelle Revis is better than Richard Sherman: ‘It’s not even close’

Darrelle-RevisRichard Sherman may have wrapped up his ongoing feud with Darrelle Revis, but the debate rages on. Analysts are still going to argue over which player is a superior cornerback. If you ask Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, he would tell you there is no debate.

McCoy was a guest on Mad Dog Sports Radio’s “Evan and Phillips in the Morning” on Thursday, and the NFL’s leading rusher for 2013 was asked which player in the league he would least want as a teammate. He said it was Sherman before breaking into an unprompted discussion about how Revis is a better player. Here’s the audio, courtesy of Bleacher Report:

“I would take Darrelle Revis,” McCoy said. “He’s a better player. If you watch Darrelle Revis’ tape and take his best clips (and match them up against Sherman’s), it’s not even close.”

While McCoy knows a lot more about football than I do, I believe the gap between Revis and Sherman is much closer than he is making it sound. However, McCoy made the same argument that we heard from Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor earlier this week — that Sherman doesn’t always match up against his opponent’s top receiver.

“(Revis is) a lockdown defender,” McCoy added. “He doesn’t have tons of safety help. It’s, ‘Revis, we need you to lock him up.’ And he’s gonna get it done.”

Sherman believes the stats show he is better than Revis, but he does have a tremendous amount of help with safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas. McCoy also noted that he believes Revis will dominate again next year when he has another year of recovery from ACL surgery under his belt. Perhaps that will give us a better idea of who the better cornerback is overall.

H/T Black Sports Online