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Warren Sapp server Corey D’Agata tells her side of tip story

Warren SappThe woman who served Warren Sapp and received no tip on a $69 bill Tuesday has shared her side of the story, and she thinks she did nothing wrong.

The server in question, Corey D’Agata, 26, told radio host Andy Slater of 940 WINZ in Miami what happened (15:30 mark) when she served Sapp at Upper Deck Ale and Sports Grille in Hallandale, Fla.

“We were busy. I walked over to his table. It was him and one other guy and I just said, ‘hey boys, what can I get you to drink?’ and he stopped me right there,” D’agata told Slater. “He said, ‘we’re not boys, I’m a man.’ So then I called him ‘sugar’ and ‘honey.’ ”

Corey then responded to Sapp’s claims that the service was the worst.

“His service was not horrible. My manager even came over and she put more ice in his bucket because it was very hot outside. So his service was not horrible. He never complained.”

Corey says she did not know the person she was serving was Sapp until some other customers who were waiting on the table pointed it out to her. When she ran the credit card, she saw that the name matched.

Corey also did not take the blame for the receipt going viral. Instead, she blamed her sister for posting the bill on Facebook. After it was shared on Facebook, it made its way onto Twitter and went viral from there. She sent her sister the receipt because she says she typically shares stories of her celebrity encounters at the sports bar with her sister, who lives in New Jersey.

Luckily for Corey, it sounds like her boss is supporting her.

The sports bar owner says Corey will not get fired and that he’s “never had a complaint” about her. He says it’s her first offense of the whole year.

Warren Sapp says he stiffed waitress for calling him and his friends ‘boys’

Warren Sapp bill receipt

Warren Sapp did, in fact, leave a server a $0 tip on a $69 bill at a sports bar on Tuesday afternoon. However, the Hall of Famer claims he and his friends had a legitimate reason for stiffing the Upper Deck Ale and Sports Grille waitress. As LB speculated, Sapp says the waitress referred to his group as “boys.”

The receipt, which was tweeted by Darren Rovell, included a message that read “Boys Don’t Tip!” Sapp defended himself on Wednesday morning.

It sounds like Sapp left no tip because the service was bad and he felt he had been disrespected. We would have to hear from someone who was there to know if stiffing the waitress was appropriate, because there are obviously ways to refer to a group of men as “boys” without meaning it in an offensive or racist way.

The waitress could have said something like, “What are you boys drinking?” without intending to be racist. Again, we weren’t there so we don’t know. Obviously Sapp felt he was a victim.

Also see: Server Corey D’Agata tells her side of the story

Warren Sapp left zero tip on $69 bill at sports bar

Warren Sapp appears to have stiffed a server at a sports bar on a $69 bill by leaving zero tip and writing a snide remark on the check.

Sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted this photo of a receipt from Upper Deck Ale and Sports Grille in Hallandale, Fla., on Tuesday afternoon.

Warren Sapp bill receipt

That’s a $69.39 bill with a big fat ZERO on the tip line, along with a message that appears to say, “Boys Don’t Tip!”

Words to live by, courtesy of Warren Sapp. I must have missed that lesson at etiquette school.

Unless … did the server call Sapp boy or refer to them as boys? Maybe that’s what caused the reaction. Either that, or she made a bankruptcy joke at his expense.

Normally I’d express some skepticism over the authenticity of something like this, but the receipt has Sapp’s signature, which seems to match other autographed memorabilia on the web; the name on the credit card used to pay said Warren Sapp; and the bill shows a bucket of Heineken was ordered.

Sapp tweeted this photo of an ice-cold Heineken around the same time as the receipt would show:

My only surprise is that Sapp’s credit card wasn’t turned down.

UPDATE: Read Warren Sapp’s side of the story
Also see: Server Corey shares her side of what happened

Warren Sapp the latest to question Jadeveon Clowney’s work ethic

Jadeveon ClowneyThe debate continues to rage on over whether Jadeveon Clowney is worthy of the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. There is no denying Clowney’s athleticism, but there have been plenty of questions about his work ethic. On Monday’s edition of “NFL Total Access,” former NFL players Warren Sapp and Heath Evans ripped Clowney’s decision to decline private workouts with teams before the draft.

“I look at Jadeveon Clowney’s tape and I don’t see a guy that’s playing the game with his hair on fire,” Sapp said. “If it’s my pick, I’m taking Teddy Bridgewater. I believe Teddy Bridgewater is that quarterback who gets it done.”

Bridgewater has tumbled down the draft boards with poor performances during the offseason, but that’s a debate for another day. Sapp and Evans both blasted Clowney for turning down NFL teams who are interested in jumpstarting his career.

“What else is he doing, not waking up?” Sapp said. “The next job you have is rushing the quarterback, young man, getting ready for the NFL. If you wake up every morning and you’re not prepared to go out and do the things you have to be either be an outside linebacker or pass rushing specialist, what else is there?

“You can blow your knee out walking your doggy. So why would you not work out for a team that has twenty million-plus dollars for you?”

Evans was just as harsh.

“There’s just so many little things about this kid that deter you from getting on his side,” he said. “This kid turns down private workouts? He says, ‘Well, I don’t want to get hurt.’ You should be training harder on the day that you’re not at a private workout than how hard they would work you on the private workout.”

Of course, Sapp had to throw in some crap about how he is a first-ballot Hall of Famer who was happy to work out for NFL teams when they wanted him to, but both he and Evans have a point. You can understand Clowney not wanting to risk injury, but he must be working out anyway. Why not get a head start on working with NFL teams?

Warren Sapp: I begged Michael Strahan for forgiveness

Michael Strahan Warren Sapp

Warren Sapp has apparently said all he has to say about Michael Strahan, because he finally waved the white flag on Saturday night. Despite Sapp’s insistence over the last year that Strahan does not deserve to be in the Hall of Fame, the former New York Giants defensive end was inducted into Canton over the weekend. And Sapp welcomed him with open arms.

“I hugged him and wouldn’t let him go,” Sapp said on Sunday, via Anwar S. Richardson of Shutdown Corner. “I said, ‘Please forgive me.’ I said, ‘Dumb Lex Luthor came to the city of Gotham and pulled Superman’s cape. How foolish could I have been, my man? Please forgive me.

“And if he tells the story any different that, he’s lying to you, America, because I sure did apologize. I’m going to beg for forgiveness because there’s a party in Canton, and I promise you, I’m not going to miss it.”

Just last week, Sapp got so wrapped up in his war of words with Strahan that he challenged him to a fight. For whatever reason, Sapp has been dead set against Strahan joining him in the Hall of Fame and believes his sack record should have an asterisk next to it. He has apparently changed his mind.

“Welcome to the club, buddy,” Sapp said. “I’m so happy he’s there. We’re all there. This game cannot be told without Michael Strahan and Warren Sapp because Sapp and Strahan go well together.”

For the most part, it seems like Strahan would love to go without Sapp. Warren has been the one attacking him for seemingly no reason. Both players are two of the best defensive linemen to ever play the game. Sapp should have stopped talking sooner.

Warren Sapp gets personal with Michael Strahan, challenges him to fight

Michael Strahan Warren Sapp

The issues between Warren Sapp and Michael Strahan continued a day after they traded shots.

The beef began when Sapp was asked Tuesday whether he felt Strahan would get into the Hall of Fame this year. Sapp said he felt Strahan’s resume comes up short. But he wasn’t just offering his opinion, he went extra hard by talking about Strahan’s “mythical sack record” and lack of consecutive Pro Bowls.

Strahan responded later in the day and didn’t understand Sapp’s issue with him. He also said Sapp was going about it like a “coward,” saying that Sapp should speak with him if he has an issue.

On Wednesday, Sapp clarified that he views Strahan as a Hall of Famer, just not this year because of the competition in the class. Still, he took some more shots at Strahan.

“It was about his resume; I wasn’t talking about the man. But the sheep and the lion and all that? I don’t understand. He still can’t rush that right end. Three years, 12 sacks!” Sapp told Newsday Wednesday.

And just when he was saying his criticism of Strahan was not personal but strictly football-based, he got personal.

“I was just talking about his resume,” Sapp told Jim Rome. “I didn’t say anything about his gap tooth or his S words or his F words that I don’t understand. What the hell he is saying? So if he wants to go personal we can go personal, but I was just stacking his resume against the class.”

Sapp was also upset with Strahan for calling him a coward and then challenged the former Giants defensive lineman to a fight.

“Pick the spot and I’ll come see you and you can have a dose of it,” Sapp told Rome. “If you think that’s what it is, pick the spot and I’ll come see you.”

Yes, this is definitely personal. I don’t care what Sapp says — he definitely has an issue with Strahan.

Michael Strahan doesn’t understand what Warren Sapp’s problem is

Michael StrahanMichael Strahan responded on Tuesday to Warren Sapp, who once again criticized the former New York Giants defensive lineman’s credentials for the Hall of Fame.

On Tuesday, Sapp, who was part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013, told Newsday that Strahan should fall short of making it into Canton this year. Strahan is one of the finalists for the Class of 2014, which will be announced Saturday.

Strahan doesn’t get why Sapp is so critical of him.

“I don’t understand what the problem is, to be … honest with you,” Strahan said, via the New York Daily News. “If you have a problem with me, I’m the type of guy you come and talk to me. I’m not a coward to talk to somebody else when I have somebody’s number. I’m going to come to you and tell you if I have a problem.

“So I don’t understand what this whole thing is about.”

Sapp has long said that Strahan doesn’t measure up as a Hall of Famer. He believes Strahan is receiving support because he played in New York, is on TV, and is viewed as a likable, friendly guy. Strahan gave a sarcastic response to all that.

“I am. I’m all hype. I lasted 15 years on all hype, 1411/2 career sacks — all hype . . . Yeah, I was all hype.”

This feud has been brewing for over a decade, and it really is clear that Sapp just doesn’t like Strahan. When Strahan set the sack record thanks to Brett Favre lying down, Sapp called it a “travesty.”

The two sparred last February, and Sapp took another shot at Michael in June. And now he’s doing it again. I guess if you get your buddy to lay down for you to give you a record, Sapp won’t ever let it go.

Sure, that was a crappy way to set a record, but Sapp’s being so biased here. Strahan might not be as good as Sapp, who is one of the greatest defensive tackles ever, but Strahan is still a Hall of Famer. Once he gets that gold jacket, Sapp better start treating him like someone who earned it.