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Report: McCoy stiffs fans, acts awfully 'Shady'*

Posted on: March 25, 2011 9:58 am
Edited on: March 25, 2011 11:17 am
A restaurant in Ashley, Pa., wants its money back from L. McCoy (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

NFL owners aren’t the only ones looking for a money give-back by the players. Bentley’s, a restaurant and nightclub in Ashley, Pa., also is looking for a little something back from Eagles RB LeSean McCoy.

To be exact, Bentley’s wants $2,500 from McCoy – who apparently took half of his appearance fee from the restaurant for a meet-and-greet appearance that was scheduled earlier this month for which he never showed and then never gave back the advance.

This, according to Philadelphia Daily News columnist Paul Domowitch, who writes that McCoy needs to apologize for stiffing the fans and the restaurant – which spent plenty of money advertising his appearance.

"We're investigating the full extent of what happened and why he didn't make it there," attorney Jonathan Comitz, who’s representing the restaurant, told the paper. "If necessary, we'll pursue all available options. We spent a lot of money on advertising for this event. We took a hit to our goodwill because those people were livid, to say the least.

"Eagles fans up here are every bit as passionate as they are in Philly. We were left with very disappointed management at Bentley's and, more importantly, very disappointed customers."

More from Domowitch:

McCoy was scheduled to be at Bentley's for his March 11 appearance at 8 p.m. At 9:26, he tweeted, "So much bad LUCK got A flat."

At 9:45, he tweeted, "Like ya boy caught a FLAT." At 11:14, he tweeted, "Just got my ride situation straight . . . Lol Ashley PA here we come sorry for the wait."

Bentley's isn't buying the flat-tire excuse. For starters, McCoy was already an hour-and-half late when he first tweeted about the flat. Second, they even offered to send somebody to pick him up after he told Bentley's about the flat tire, Comitz said.

"It was one excuse after another," Comitz said. "I mean, I can make it down to Philly in 2 hours from here. As of 10:30, we were still led to believe he was on his way.

"At that point in time, he could have said, 'Look, there's no way I'm going to make it up there.' But he didn't. He said he was on his way, which we relayed to his fans. We're definitely disappointed. There were a lot of people waiting to see him."

*Credit Eye on Baseball's C. Trent Rosecrans for that gag. I don't know how I missed it. C. Trent said he was ashamed of me for not coming up with it myself.

UPDATED (11:16 a.m.):
McCoy's people have responded to the Daily News.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 12:06 pm

Report: McCoy stiffs fans, acts awfully 'Shady'*

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 4, 2012 12:56 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:02 pm

Report: McCoy stiffs fans, acts awfully 'Shady'*

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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 12:14 pm

Report: McCoy stiffs fans, acts awfully 'Shady'*

That is a good point, I forgot he was already a couple hours late. That is a bad on McCoy's part and I agree he should return at least part of the money for the tardiness itself.

Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: March 25, 2011 4:44 pm

Report: McCoy stiffs fans, acts awfully 'Shady'*

If you guys did a little bit of research and followed the link to the actual story, you would see there were several events which caused him to be late and then the club decided they wouldn't pay him the rest of his money. CBS is just trying to stir up some hate on McCoy. I personally don't care about the guy either way, but he did not stand up the club like this article is saying.

Let both sides of the story be told before crucifying the guy.
I'm not going to crucify him but let's say, for arguments sake, he did have a flat.  He was already 1 1/2 hours late when he first tweeted about the flat.  By the time he said he was on his way, 11:14. he is over 3 hours late and the restauarants patrons (1) are already angry and (2) most have likely already left (I can't imaging too many people wating 3 1/2 or 4 hours to see McCoy.  The purpose of the appearance is shot so I am not going to blame the restaurant for saying "forget it -- the appearance is cancelled, refund the deposit"-- the right thing to do is to return the money you received for an appearance you did not make....whether or not you had a good reason for not being on time. (that said, I really can't believe McCoy's vehicle, assuming a flat tire, (1) did not have a spare and (2) nobody in his group could change a tire in less than almost 2 hours -- assuming the flat happed at or about 9:26 and they were "on there way" at 11:14).

Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: March 25, 2011 4:30 pm

Report: McCoy stiffs fans, acts awfully 'Shady'*

Bottom line he didn't show, and didn't care. He is a millionaire and was not driving a car with may-pop tires. He didn't call when he knew he would be late, he called an hour and a half after he was supposed to be there. It is about a two hour ride to get there so that means he had been on the side of the road, without a spare, without any of his security knwing how to change a tire for at least 3 1/2 hours? Then two hours later he said he just got his car straightened out? So it took 5 1/2 hours for McCoy and his crew to change one flat tire? None of this passes the common sense test and I don't believe it for one second. He got a late start, realized he was going to be late, decided it was a long ride back and forth for a free meal, somebody called him and Bentleys got better dealed. Immature pampered ass is much more likely.

Even if his story was true, a mature person would have called before his appearance time so his fans could be told the truth, and then accepted the ride from the resteraunt that was offered. I am sure they could have dug up a car with a back seat if he was afraid for his life in Ashley, PA and needed his body guard. Or he could have simply called someone himself to come and take him to his obligation. Or simply called a cab or limo. I am sure with his money he has one on speed dial. 

I do have one suggestion for the resteraunt, and especially the one he has his next contract, or non contract, or whatever with. Send a limo for the person that is to make an appearance and take all the mystery out of it. The driver can call you when they leave the persons house and let you know the exact moment they will arrive. Then see where LeSean's car breaks down that he can't make it back to catch his ride. It won't keep ass holes from stiffing you, but it will remove the doubt about why.....

Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: March 25, 2011 2:43 pm

Report: McCoy stiffs fans, acts awfully 'Shady'*

Jaws8181, you silly goose you.  Don't you know pleas for sensible, thought out opinions are futile. 

Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: March 25, 2011 1:44 pm

Report: McCoy stiffs fans, acts awfully 'Shady'*

yea who cares.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: March 25, 2011 12:11 pm

Report: McCoy stiffs fans, acts awfully 'Shady'*

In typical fashion people are attacking without having all of the information. In part I blame the article but it doesn't require much effort to do a little extra reading. I guess its going to happen and there isn't much to change that but it seems silly to me. I was thankful and got a great laugh out of a Panthers fan commenting on the Eagles chances of winning a Super Bowl though... That was great! Good luck next year! 


Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: March 25, 2011 12:01 pm

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