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#pounditTuesday, March 2, 2021

DeAngelo Williams defends leaving 75-cent tip for waitress

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DeAngelo Williams was called out on social media for leaving almost no tip at a restaurant in Maryland over the weekend, and the Pittsburgh Steelers running back says the 75 cents he gave was too much.

It all started when a server from the Ledo Restaurant in Maryland shared a photo of Williams’ receipt on Facebook. The bill came to $128.26, and Williams left $129.

“Just now at work I had Deangelo Williams come in and I waited on while tending bar. His check was $128.25. He left me $129 with no tip but .75 cents,” the woman wrote, according to TMZ. “So there you go Stealers fans, your running back is cheap as s**t!!! Smh.”

Williams was later blasted on Twitter by one of the server’s coworkers, and he responded by explaining how horrible the service was.

Another server defended Williams, saying he always tips well when he comes to eat at her restaurant.

Jimmy Marcos, the co-owner of Ledo Restaurant, told TMZ that the server who called out Williams has been fired.

“I want to offer anything I can do,” Marcos said. “I’ll be sure to apologize in person next time he visits and pick up his next meal.”

Assuming he’s telling the truth, it sounds like Williams had more than a few reasons to leave virtually no tip. We saw a similar situation unfold with another NFL running back a couple years back. While we don’t know exactly what happened with Williams, the truth is servers sometimes expect huge tips from professional athletes for obvious reasons. If the service was as bad as Williams says it was, you can’t blame him for being angry.

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