Warren Sapp Didn't Tip Waitress Because 'Boys Don't Tip'

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 2, 2014

via @darrenrovell

"Boys don't tip."

That may be true, but when a former professional athlete doesn't tip on a relatively large bill, it comes off poorly.

Warren Sapp and at least one other person went to a Florida restaurant before the United States-Belgium World Cup match on Tuesday. When it came time to pay the bill, the Pro Football Hall of Famer wasn't in the mood to leave a tip.

ESPN's Darren Rovell managed to get his hands on a picture of the receipt. Rovell's tweet led to a response from Sapp:

Of course, it is possible that Sapp left a cash tip. Judging by his other tweets, that wasn't the case.

Update: Wednesday, July 2 at 4:30 p.m. ET

After Warren Sapp's "boys don't tip" receipt went viral, the waitress, Corey, has opened up about what happened. 

The 26-year-old went on Miami's WINZ-AM, according to CBSSports.com's John Breech, to explain the "boys" comment:

"We were busy. I walked over to his table. It was him and one other guy and I said, 'Hey boys, what I can I get you to drink.' And he was like 'We're not boys, I'm a man,'" the waitress said. "I mean, saying 'Hey men, what do you want to drink sounds kind of weird.' I think I go with boys a lot, it sounds more youthful."


I didn't know boys was offensive. It'd just be if I went up to a table of girls, I'd say 'hey girls -- or hey ladies.'

Corey also talked about the "poor service":

'He got there around 3:20 p.m... And he left probably an hour after [the match] and his service wasn't terrible,' the waitress said, adding that Sapp 'never complained.'

Corey also said that it was her sister who posted the receipt on Facebook. Now that it has gone viral, she felt the need to explain her side of the story.

--End of Update--

Nobody knows exactly what happened at the table, other than the people involved, but stiffing a waitress on a tip on a $69 bill isn't a good look.

[Twitter, h/t Deadspin]