Drew Brees catching heat for leaving poor tip at California restaurant

Jul 28, 2013; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) during a morning training camp practice at the team training facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Let us all be thankful that the start of football is just about here. When there is no football, we often get stories that don’t relate to anything on the field and the latest victim was New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who came under scrutiny for leaving a poor tip at a restaurant in California.

The Dirty posted a receipt from the Del Mar Rendezvous restaurant that showed Brees left a $3 tip on a $74.41 order. Brees began to take criticism for not digging deeper in to his wallet to help a restaurant worker that makes significantly less money than he does, but there is one catch that The Dirty tipster omitted from the story.

The tipster wrote “Check out what a cheap ass New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is,” and sent in the following photo:

What they failed to say was that it was a take-out order for Brees.

Does anyone really tip on a take-out order or is Brees just a cheap dude? I am going with the former.

Let’s all back off of Brees for leaving a tip that is $3 more than we likely would have left on a take-out order and just focus on the fact that football is returning this weekend.

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  • john dorchester

    the tip police needs to get a grip. all wait staff wants to fund their “college tuition” with 300 dollar tip nights. its time they get $10/hr ($60/night) minimum wage. we as a society are seriously overpaying our wait staff.

    • Rachel

      I’m guessing you have never served before. I work at a bar and it isn’t an easy job. The ONLY reason someone would want to spend 12 hour shifts on their feet dealing with demanding customers, getting drink orders, being harassed by drunk men, and cleaning up vomit is if they get paid a reasonable amount. I suggest you get a serving job so you can see that there would be little to no incentive for people to become servers if we didn’t earn tips. And by the way, my “college tuition” (thanks for the quotes) is $6000 a semester. This must be the American dream.

  • octavia a henry

    His expensive Ass needs to find another job that will pay more, leave our QB alone “whoe” LoL!!