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DeMarcus Ware might have stiffed a waiter because the waiter cheered for Washington (Update -- it was all a joke!)
The service industry is difficult. Waiters and waitresses rely on tips, especially in states where tipped employees are paid less than minimum wage, and the pressure to please customers is great.
But according to Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware, who used to play for the Dallas Cowboys, there is one thing you simply do not do when serving members of certain NFL teams:
Now, this of course might be fake, as much on the Internet tends to be (it is still kind of April Fools' week, after all).
Then again, Ware was in D.C. this weekend to participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, so ... maybe?
In which case, ouch. At the 20 percent rate, that cheer cost the waiter almost $18.50.
Update: It was a joke!
To everyone concerned about my last tweet - I was having fun with a fan. I did in fact tip ...I have a sense of humor and so did he.— D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) April 6, 2015
Conclusion: Good to know the waiter got his money, and that there's still love among fans and players of rival teams.
Still, pretty sneaky there, Ware ...
H/T SB Nation
Broncos sign Talib, Ware
The Broncos have made two major splashes in free agency, signing former Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib to a six-year, $57 million deal that includes $26 million in guaranteed money, and giving former Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware a three-year, $30 million deal with $20 million guaranteed. The oft-injured Talib was one of the few bright spots on an inconsistent Patriots defense last season, and though he was knocked out of the AFC Championship Game against the Broncos by a hard hit from Wes Welker, he appears not to hold any lingering resentment. Ware's six sacks in 2013 were the lowest single-season total of his career, but evidently, the Broncos think he'll rebound outside of Dallas.
Cowboys release DeMarcus Ware
He made seven Pro Bowls and recorded 117 sacks with the Dallas Cowboys. Now DeMarcus Ware is a free agent, after the 31-year-old pass-rusher was released Tuesday by the only NFL team for which he's played. The move was made necessary by Ware's refusal to cut his salary from $12.25 million; Dallas will now save $7.4 million against the cap. Was Ware right to not restructure his contract? Should Dallas have hung on to him and sought relief elsewhere?
DeMarcus Ware's future?
The Cowboys must decide on DeMarcus Ware soon. Because of their cap situation, keeping him at his current salary wouldn't work, and his less-than-stellar 2013 season -- 13 games played with a career-low six sacks -- could mean that even if the Cowboys kept him (with a restructured contract), he might not be worth the money. Ware has said that he won't accept a pay cut, so the Cowboys are in a delicate position. They're already likely to be in a close race in the NFC East, so making the right decision could have huge ramifications for their playoff hopes.