Steelers’ Williams On Leaving 75-Cent Tip: ‘The Service Was Terrible’

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is responding to social media criticism for not tipping an appropriate amount at a Maryland restaurant.

According to a TMZ Sports report, Williams recently visited the Ledo Restaurant and his bill came to $128.25.

The server took exception to Williams leaving a 75-cent tip and blasted him on social media.

Williams has since responded saying the small tip has nothing to do with being cheap, it was because the service was poor.

In a series of tweets, Williams explained that there were a couple of issues with the food he ordered.

Specifically, he said he ordered chicken and shrimp in pasta, but it came on his salad instead. When he sent it back, they still left a shrimp tail in his salad.

Williams also claimed it took about 90 minutes for the food to arrive.

So, based on all the events of the evening, Williams elected to leave the small tip. However, he really wanted to leave no tip, but couldn’t find exact change.

Jimmy Marcos, owner of Ledo’s, said they are still dealing with the situation and have not taken any action against the server yet. However, it is likely that she will lose her job for how she handled the situation.

Marcos said they understand and support Williams’ decision as well.

“Our policy is that a tip is not a guarantee, but is a courtesy, and that it usually reflects the (quality of the) service,” he said.

Per the TMZ Sports article, Marcos plans to apologize in person and pick up the tab the next time Williams visits.

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  1. Jim McCart says:

    Williams said everytime the steelers have a bad game just see him for a refund . They shouldn’t be paid when they suck at their million dollar jobs .

  2. Nino Ionadi says:

    The server was having a bad day, and he made her day worse . He should of spoke to a manager and tipped appropriately. He actually took money out of her pocket and she probably lost her job. RIDICULOUS

  3. Mark Paiz says:

    Great performers get paid for great performance, in every facet of life. An hour and a half, the server is lucky he paid for his meal at all, most people would have complained and ended up actually getting their meal comped in addition to no tip.

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