Receipt showing LeSean McCoy's 20-cent tip gets $99,000 bid on eBay

Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News

The receipt showing the 20-cent tip Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left on a $61.56 bill at a Philadelphia burger joint last week is up for sale on eBay. Current bid: $99,900.

From the seller's description:


The item up for Auction is the controversial $0.20 Receipt for Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean "Shady" McCoy's meal at Philadelphia Restaurant, PYT. The aforementioned receipt has caused quite the media buzz amongst social media/news networks/celebrities along with many others. Not only do you get to keep a memento of weird current events/social media history but you also get an autograph from incredibly talented Philadelphia Eagles running back, LeSean McCoy!!! As to how I came into possession of this item: My good friend Tommy Up has left this receipt in my possession in order to ensure something positive comes out of this somewhat negative action that has recently taken place.


The auction, which has solicited more than 140 bids, ends on Saturday. Proceeds from the sale will go toward "the largest tip possible to all PYT employees for their hard work and dedication."

The controversy began after Tommy Up, PYT's owner, posted a photo of the receipt on Facebook with a message shaming McCoy over his tiny tip.

"The twenty cent tip that the Eagles' LeSean McCoy just left our server on his $60 check is going to come in really handy for that new official NFL McCoy jersey he had his heart set on," Up wrote on Facebook. "That is a .03% tip. New record!"

McCoy said he left the bad tip to make a point.

McCoy (Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

"The 20-cent tip was kind of a statement," McCoy told reporters last week. "I didn't do anything wrong and if I had to do it again, I'd do it the same way.

"Just to be honest, like I'm always, I tip on my service," McCoy continued. "I think it's a difference between good service and bad service or just having a bad day. There's a big difference with just being rude and disrespectful. ... That's how that went."

He added: "In any restaurant I go around in Philadelphia, I tip very well. I'm very respectful. You can't be disrespectful and just expect somebody to tip you. I don't care who the person is. That's why I left my card, so they could see my name. Simple as that."

Up disputed McCoy's account.

"They were given excellent service. Impeccable service," he wrote in a separate Facebook message. "[McCoy] and his group, from the moment they sat down, were verbally abusive to our staff in the most insulting ways. The derogatory statements about women and their sheer contempt for the staff serving them wasn't the end, however. After Mr. McCoy and his group left I looked over and saw their server, my friend, with his head bowed down and with a very confused look on his face. I took the receipt out of his hand and I couldn't believe that anyone could be so callous."


A copy of the receipt left by Sean McCoy showing a 20-cent tip. (PYT/Facebook)

McCoy signed a five-year, $45 million contract extension with the Eagles in 2012.

"I bet Mr McCoy is usually an awesome dude. And everyone has their bad days," Up added. "But the reports of him receiving 'bad service' is a complete slanderous lie, and my crew here is better than that and deserves better than that."

The story went viral, with some Facebook users criticizing the restaurant for posting the receipt.

"Bad form PYT," Aaron Pruzaniec wrote. "Posting this is disturbing and unprofessional. Have you read your Yelp page?"

Actor Charlie Sheen, though, sided with PYT, pledging a $1,000 tip to the server.



McCoy's response to Sheen's gesture? "That's cool. I'm happy he's finally doing something positive."