When it comes to tipping, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is no LeSean McCoy.
The difference? About $499.80.
As CSNPhilly’s Mike Greger reports, Wentz visited his home state of North Dakota during the Eagles’ recent bye week, and one night stopped into Fargo’s Herd and Horns Bar and Grill. Wentz showed up with a large group, which racked up a $1,000 bill between games of darts and pool.
The service must have been good, as Wentz left a $500 tip at the end of the night. Following that, CSN reports, Wentz went home with his cousin in a 1996 Chevy pickup.
Read the account below:
[Herd and Horns] has become pretty synonymous with Wentz these days. ESPN and NFL Network have both broadcast from there. And Wentz held a private party in their back room last Saturday night, right after watching his alma mater roll to a 31-10 win over Illinois State. The party was a low-key affair, but waiters and bartenders were still swapping stories days later.
"As I was waiting on him, I had to look up. He is so tall,” said Rachel, a junior at NDSU who works as a server at Herd & Horns. "He was very humble, especially as a guest. He didn’t treat anyone like they were below him or anything.”
(In case you're wondering, Wentz picked up the entire tab, $1,000 and left a $500 tip. He was whisked off by his cousin in a 1996 Chevy pickup truck. No frills.)
Wentz’s tip stands in stark contrast to the last Eagles player who made headlines over his generosity (or lack thereof) at restaurants. Former Eagles running back McCoy in 2014 famously left a 20-cent tip for a server at the now-closed PYT.
Wentz will next take the field Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. when the Eagles go up against the Redskins.