Former LSU cornerback and current Carolina Panthers rookie Donte Jackson is catching some heat after leaving a $5 tip on $120 bill at a New Orleans restaurant.

Jackson, who recently signed a 4-year, $4.8 million deal, also made a smiley face out of the $5.00 on the receipt which was tweeted out by the waitress.


Jackson responded by tweeting back "You got 5 more dollars then you had be grateful." He quickly deleted that tweet.

As you could imagine, everyone, including a Panthers website, went after Jackson and also dug up this tweet of his from July.

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Phe could have left a ten and avoided all this bull shite. 8% is par for the course with these people.
Reply6 days
His money. His choice
Reply6 days
Kid hasn't even started playing NFL ball yet and the vultures are circling. Really, you don't have to tip if you don't feel like it or had bad service, these clowns are out of control.
Reply6 days
Prob told the VALET "you got to choke it "
Reply6 days
Also, remember. This dude is a 22 year old who hasn't even played his first NFL game. It wasn't like he was going out and eating at high end restaurants while in college. How many of you came out of HS knowing what you are suppose to tip, etc? King Nola said that this is common with a lot of athletes and before someone makes it a race thing, he mentioned that it includes athletes from PGA, MLS, MLB.. With that said, just because someone has a lot of money doesn't mean they should leave a big tip. I know DJ left less than the rate that is expected, but you really have no idea what he left the amount that he did. This happened to DeAngelo Williams. He got called out on twitter for leaving a $0.75 tip. It backfired on the person who called him out because Williams tweeted back that after waiting for their food for 1.5hr they received the wrong order, they had to ask for refills twice before the group at his table received them.. And that he thought $0.75 was too much considering the service. You can't judge his just from this one time situation.
Reply7 days
I knew how to tip at 15 years of age; it's not that difficult. Of course, I didn't have my arse kissed non-stop for being an athlete. They think that they're God's gift; outside of sports, they have no effect on me whatsoever. Many of them believe that merely patronizing that restaurant is a tip in itself. However, that's poor taste for someone to post it; he should be terminated for that behavior. I have serviced athletes before, and some of them stiffed us, and we knew who they were. If they came in, we would service them like anyone else. We wouldn't treat them badly, because it was our job to serve them, but we wouldn't serve them any differently. Of course, I don't worship these athletes like others do. If Donta came in and ate, I probably would have no idea that he was an NFL athlete.
7 days
I knew how to tip at 15 years of age; it's not that difficult. Of course, I didn't have my arse kissed non-stop for being an athlete. They think that they're God's gift; outside of sports, they have no effect on me whatsoever. Many of them believe that merely patronizing that restaurant is a tip in itself. However, that's poor taste for someone to post it; he should be terminated for that behavior. I have serviced athletes before, and some of them stiffed us, and we knew who they were. If they came in, we would service them like anyone else. We wouldn't treat them badly, because it was our job to serve them, but we wouldn't serve them any differently. Of course, I don't worship these athletes like others do. If Donta came in and ate, I probably would have no idea that he was an NFL athlete.
7 days
First of all Donte Jackson is not the first cheap millionaire athlete when it comes to tipping and he won't be the last. For a few years I worked for Harrah's Casino New Orleans and there was a lot of those very rich athlete's coming through and majority of them was CHEAP! They drink for free drop $100,000 on the tables especially the high roller tables and when it was the millionaire athletes at the tables the waitresses hated working them because they're drinking top shelf liquor and the servers are giving top shelf service and they're actually getting stiffed. And believe it or not the NBA players are the worst and really the player that I worshiped and admired and loved the most who was the baddest cat to ever lace up a basketball shoe was one of the cheapest of them all the G.O.A.T. Michael Jordan. And it's not just the NBA players but NFL, MLB, PGA, MLS all of them not all the players but a decent amount of them were cheap. I know because I was a bartender in NOLA's French Quarter and CDB and I served athletes from every major sport some were great tippers and some were horrible but the same goes for very famous actors and actresses some were great tippers and some were horrible. All I'm saying is we can't judge D.Jack because of the way he tip but judge him on what he does in his hometown community or the Carolina community if he does nothing to better either community then judge him harshly. And for all the folks asking for the server to be fired for posting the receipt (which is really an invasion of privacy and a fireable offense hell a lot of restaurants fire you for asking for an autograph) is not the person who posted it if you look at the top of the receipt the cashier name is the name on the Twitter account unless the server and the cashier is the same. Like that old saying goes 2 wrongs don't make a right and believe me being a 20 year veteran of the serving industry in NOLA both were wrong and this is from someone who smallest tip was 0 and the largest was $3500.00 the thing is in this industry you take the highs and lows of the business. And for the folks on this site telling people to get another job and leave to the HS kids (fast food industry are for HS kids), hell this industry bought my house and two other properties and set me up with a nice bank account. Now I'm not bragging just showing that working in the NOLA serving industry is a very profitable if you work in the right places and manage your money. This was just my 2 cents on the matter.
Reply7 days
Cliffs?
7 days
This is a good post from someone who knows the serves industry, Don't be dicks and say "tl;dr".
7 days
Pure class right there.
Reply8 days
He probably thought he was leaving just over 40%...
Reply8 days
He wrote the 5 but had to get someone to add it for him which is why it's a different handwriting.
Reply8 days
I'll be honest, the most embarrassing part of all of this is that his handwriting of numbers is 1st grade level. My God. Has he ever wrote #s before?
Reply8 days
But does he tip at the Sonic?
Reply8 days
I left $5 tip at a pizza place and they didn't want it. Welcome to real life DJ.
Reply8 days
$120.00 x 15% = $5.00 @ lsu/Riverdale. #mathbeehard
Reply8 days
Essence fest high roller...... I bet he gave the valet some half-used chewing gum.
Reply8 days
HueyP
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Sure the tip sux etc etc. waiter needs to be fired for their publicizing this on social media. Not good for business.
Reply8 days
The business phone number is easy to google. I’d never go there after this. Total invasion of privacy. Bad tip or not.
8 days
As mentioned below, the "5's" weren't written by the same person. Total bull shite.
Reply8 days
His reply tweet is an admittal that he left only $5.
8 days
If DJ was blowing money like LF y’all will be talking crap. Guy saves money on the tip & you got shite to say. Least he paid his bill & the waiter got $5! Tipping is not mandatory so I see no problem
Reply8 days
there's a thing called class and being curious. If you wanna be an arse go ahead but this is just sad.
8 days
Guarantee he drops a grand at the strip club. Take off your P&G glasses... that was just shitty
8 days
“ElcheapoLSU” Checks out
8 days
Probably already said but maybe the service was bad. I waited tables while I was at LSU. At one point, it got so busy and I barely refilled the drinks and the customer asked me to refill, I said sorry and to please not tip me since I neglected them. The guys were cool though and left me a tip. That said, if it were bad service Donte should have defended himself. Otherwise he is a cheap douche.
Reply8 days
Bruh Dante went to riverdale... he don’t know any better lol
Reply8 days
Almost a certainty he’ll eat a dick burger this year. There will be some server out there who recognizes him for the cheap tipper and they’ll stick the dipper down and serve him with a smile Karma
Reply8 days
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