Warren Sapp Admits Stiffing Waitress on $70 Bill for Calling Him and Friends "Boys"

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Last night, ESPN business reporter/professional troll Darren Rovell tweeted out a photo supposedly taken by a waitress at Upper Deck Sports Bar and Grille in Hallandale Beach.

The picture was of a nearly $70 bill, left with no check and the words "Boy's Don't Tip" scrawled in cursive. And the waitress was claiming it was from former Miami Hurricane and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Warren Sapp.

Sapp, who doesn't shy from much (he's sent more than 104,000 tweets) didn't back away from this either.

But Sapp pointed out the waitress kept calling him and his party something that irritated the oft-irritable Sapp:


It's OK, though. He has plenty of fans, as always.


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Calvin Ginyard
Calvin Ginyard

To most black men being called boy is a slur. In this context im sure it is her general way of addressing males and personally I would have paid it no mind. Regardless this should be common knowledge however, if the server is a millennial, then perhaps after he asked not to be called a boy once she could have found a different generic term for a male customer. Do you tip the server no matter what? I think not.

Steven A Akin
Steven A Akin

So he acts like a child. lol That sure proved her wrong.

Miles Hart
Miles Hart

At my age being called a boy gets you a tip.

Shawn Weaver
Shawn Weaver

I wonder if he ever saw the movie waiting....word gets around.... can anyone say spit sandwiches..first rule of dinning out...be nice to wait staff...if you dont like the service ..dont go back

Alex Castro
Alex Castro

This isn't the first time. Warren sapp is just a dick.

Kelly Calabrese
Kelly Calabrese

Tipping is not mandatory. Appreciated but not mandatory.

falkengabriel
falkengabriel

Dear Warren,  I feel for you.  I won't go back there either.  I've had 2 poor experiences there.  I am not a well to do guy, but I always tip 20% or better... unless service and food are so terrible that I was better off eating at home.  Seems like we had the same server according to the name on the check.  The food never comes out right in the 4 times I was there so I can only imagine what you went through.  If you want to visit some really good places hit me up and let's go out.  Grab Marvin Jones too, he loves a good night out. 

DeVaria E. Hudson
DeVaria E. Hudson

In the service industry, when a customer asks you not to refer to them as "boys," twice, it is in the best interest of that server and her gratuity to oblige. The server failed and Sapp should have asked for the manager before leaving.

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Stacy Leigh
Stacy Leigh

What a LOSER! You can't fix stupid......

keithjam
keithjam

Upper Deck is known for having horrible service.  I don't blame Sapp.

James Kendall
James Kendall

She should have called him a fat, stupid, has been. What a dick

SuckItUpAndMoveOn
SuckItUpAndMoveOn

As a 36 year old white man I get called 'boy' all the time.   I think southerners say it without thinking.


HOWEVER, she should be fired for posting/taking a photo of that receipt.  I'll avoid the restaurant if I know they can't keep things private.  If I were the manager, whether or not I agreed with the tip, she'd be gone.

lonianderson1979
lonianderson1979 topcommenter

While that may be true, it isn't common knowledge. And the server was taking orders not giving them, so in that context it shouldn't be taken as derogatory.

Justin_Khase
Justin_Khase

Was the not tipping the childish aspect of it for you or the comment on the receipt ?? Last time I checked tipping in the US is optional.

Justin_Khase
Justin_Khase

I guess by "child" you mean tipping regardless of ones' dining experience. The mans' name is Warren Sapp - not boy. Just like your name is Steven Akin - not boy. Moreover, if she can't address her customers correctly she should try common courtesy. Just like you should try common sense (a concept foreign to both you and her demonstratedly).

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