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METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Drew Brees says he's amazed his 3 tip on a 74 takeout order last month has become a talking point on national television and the Internet.
The quarterback was in the locker room at Saints headquarters Thursday morning when he noticed a discussion on a network morning show about tipping on takeout orders, referencing a photograph of his takeout receipt that was circulated online.
Brees said he figures the person who initially photographed the receipt did so innocently because he visits the San Diego-area restaurant regularly and poses for photos with staff.
The quarterback said he was disappointed "that it actually got spun and perceived as -- you immediately jump to the conclusion that he stiffed a waiter or waitress. That's the part that bothers me."
Brees suggested the headline to the initial blog post about his tip could have been about how he even tips on takeout orders, "but nobody's going to read that."
Brees' contract with the Saints pays 100 million over five years.
The quarterback smiled often while discussing the matter, and said he'll be happy if his takeout tip turns out to be the biggest controversy he has to discuss all season.
BEST OF MAXIM
A SAINT AFTER ALL?
Saints quarterback Drew Brees took to Twitter in an attempt to set the record straight over the accusation that he left a waitress a horrible tip.
Drew Brees is fighting back, and disputing the claim that he’s an awful tipper.
Brees, who is one the richest athletes in professional sports, caught some flak on Tuesday after reportedly leaving a $3 tip on a $74 bill.
Brees was having none of that, and took to Twitter to defend himself. Brees made it known that his order was take-out, and had he dined in, the tip would...
Drew Brees says he's amazed his $3 tip on a $74 takeout order last month has become a talking point on national television and the Internet.
The quarterback was in the locker room at Saints headquarters Thursday morning when he noticed a discussion on a network morning show about tipping on takeout orders, referencing a photograph of his takeout receipt that was circulated online...
Drew Brees isn't a cheapskate.
A couple of days ago, a website posted a photo a receipt from a dinner the Saints quarterback had at an establishment in Del Mar, Calif. And as the photo above illustrates, Brees tipped $3 on a $74.41 bill. Not quite 20 percent.
But wait, hold everything. Brees took to Twitter on Wednesday to clear up the issue:
In case anyone still cares about...
Earlier this week we reported that Saints quarterback Drew Brees left a $3 tip for a $74 order.
Brees cleared the air and made it clear with his tweet below that the tip was for a take out order.
In case anyone still cares about this report: I tipped $3 on a takeout order. Had we sat down it would have been 20%+ http://t.co/Ktfnnl10pX
— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) July 31, 2013
We can all breath a sigh of relief. Drew Brees is a good tipper. The infamous bill indicating otherwise was for a take-out order.
I can’t believe this is still a thing, or was even a thing in the first place, but Drew Brees caught some flack yesterday for leaving a $3 tip on a $74 bill about a month ago. Some ass-hat who works at a the Del Mar Rendezvous Chinese fusion restaurant in California snapped a picture of the receipt and posted it on Reddit, but failed to mention the receipt...
Rest-assured, Saints fans. Everything we always thought we knew about Drew Brees turns out to be totally true. There was a mini-uproar this week when a waitress claimed Brees stiffed her on a tip for a $75 bill. A copy of the receipt was posted on the website, “The Dirty.” Turns out, it was only part of the story. The bill was actually for a takeout order, which means even...
The Atlanta Falcons are using stats and rivalry to promote green living. Wonder how Drew Brees feels about recycling right about now?
(via Getty Image)Between Aaron Hernandez’s murder charges, Riley Cooper’s open invitation for safeties to decapitate him and even Johnny Manziel supposedly lowering his draft stock for being a typical college bro, I thought that the NFL’s writers who don’t like doing actual reporting on teams and players and simply prefer sticking to moral brow-beating and soap box finger...
Overall outlook: There's a lot to like here, with five players that figure to start every week in all 2013 fantasy football formats .
Bye week: 7
Quarterback: Drew Brees
Topped all quarterbacks with 431.6 FOXSports.com fantasy points in 2012 ... Also led in passing yards (5,177) and touchdown passes (43) ... Tied for first with 19 interceptions ... Rushed for five yards...