Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) celebrates after sacking Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs' Tamba Hali leaves extra thousand dollar tip at restaurant


I’ve never had to wait tables in my life, though, I do know many who have and it’s a tough job. Not only is it physical, but you often deal with a lot of unhappy customers, some of which doesn’t exactly tip the best.

However, the same can’t be said for Kansas City Chiefs defensive star Tamba Hali who decided to pass on the gift of generosity recently when he dropped a $1,300 dollar tip at a local KC restaurant.

After the Chiefs’ one-point victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday evening, leaving them as the only undefeated team in the NFL, Hali and some teammates/family/friends decided they’d go get some much needed grub. But waiting on at least sixteen people is no small task, so the Chiefs linebacker wanted to make sure the staff was rewarded for all of their hard work.

Hali and up to 15 friends and family went to Fogo de Chao about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The restaurant was pretty empty because most fans had stayed home to watch the game or traveled to Arrowhead.

Hali and his group enjoyed the all-you-can-eat-pig-out-fest of meat and racked up a bill of more than $1,800. The restaurant automatically added a tip of almost $300.

Restaurant employees say Hali is a regular customer who is a generous tipper. Still they were stunned when he added an additional $1,000 gratuity onto the bill.

The three-time Pro Bowler isn’t exactly hurting for money, but that’s still awesome to see. Thumbs up to you, Mr. Hali.

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  • DTVTechGuy

    I love that Hali is a Chief. For many, many reasons. He’s a great football player too.

  • Stephen Doroha

    That’s just pure class!! You can’t teach that that is something your born with! What a great guy sooooo proud he’s a Chief!! GO CHIEFS!!!

  • Bill Jones

    I have to agree with Hali that Fogo de Chao is awesome! I always felt like I was surrounded by good company when I ate there.

  • Doc

    Ya know, we really do not hear too often about players doing good things when they are out on the town. But we sure hear too many of the bad things. So this is a breath of fresh air article.

  • RepOurChiefs

    How great is that! Its good reading stuff like this about our squad instead of the assaults,domestic disputes,drunk driving etc cases of the past. Human decency and generosity. Hats off to ya Mr.Hali.

  • RavensFan

    Chiefs are America’s team this year. I hope they make noise in January.