Saints quarterback Drew Brees at a Super Bowl party in Indianapolis in 2012.
Brees was recently criticized for leaving a $3 tip on a $74 takeout order. (Photo: TheDirty.com)
METAIRIE, La. -
Drew Brees says he's amazed his $3 tip on a $74 takeout order last month has become a talking point on national television and the Internet.
The quarterback says he was in the locker room at Saints headquarters Thursday morning when he noticed a discussion on a network morning show about tipping on takeout orders, referencing a photograph of his takeout receipt that was circulated online.
Brees says he figures the person who initially photographed the receipt did so innocently because he visits the San Diego-area restaurant regularly and poses for photos with staff.
The quarterback says it disappointed him that some portrayed him as cheap - without knowing all the facts - when the image became public.
Brees' contract with the Saints pays $100 million over five years.