Even with a $188.5 million payday, it appears NFL star Jimmy Garoppolo doesn’t like to spread the wealth.
Bitter about the quarterback’s tipping habits, waitress and model Sunny Reichert, a Green Bay Packers fan who has previously tended to Garoppolo, printed out the receipts and posted them on a sign, which she brought to Lambeau Field on October 15, when Green Bay topped San Francisco 33-30.
“It’s MNF (Monday Night Football) and just a few weeks ago I was there … oh and this was my sign. #garoppolocanttip,” she wrote on Instagram, according to Terez Owens.
Reichert isn’t the only one who has allegedly been burned by Garoppolo. Playboy model Kindly Myers said she, too, didn’t receive a tip from the former Patriot turned 49er.
“I was his bartender once and he didn’t tip then either,” Myers said, per WEEI.
The receipts on Reichert’s sign show Garoppolo tipping between four and 10 per cent — in one case adding an extra $5 to a $134 bill. In America, it’s standard practice to tip at least between 15 and 20 per cent — and if you’ve signed a deal worth nearly $190 million that makes you the highest paid quarterback in the NFL, you’re probably expected to be a bit more generous than the average punter.
Happy Birthday to @ClayMatthews52#GoPackGopic.twitter.com/HBjmMHOs7a— Sunny Reichert (@SunnyReichert) May 15, 2014
Oh my #throwbackthursdays one of my first modeling shoots. Lol #amateurpic.twitter.com/LyDjAomDgy— Sunny Reichert (@SunnyReichert) May 2, 2013
Garoppolo would prefer to be generating headlines for his on-field exploits but he’s out for the season after tearing his ACL in Week 3. This latest incident comes after he went on a dinner date in July — before the football season started — with adult film star Kiara Mia.
“I was recently in San Francisco and everywhere I went, everyone was obviously a 49ers fan and everyone was like, ‘Oh my God, you’re Kiara,’” Mia told The New York Post earlier this month.
“It’s been fun. Now I guess instead of just porn fans, I have football fans.”
Following her evening with Garoppolo, Mia, 41, gave the quarterback rave reviews, telling TMZ he is “sexy as f***”.
However, the adult film star has not kept up too closely on the NFL after she became an off-season storyline.
“One time I went to a football game in high school and I sat there, and I was like, ‘Hey, what inning are we in?’ Ever since then, I was made fun of, even to this day,” Mia said.
Garoppolo, who joined the 49ers last season after moving from the New England Patriots, was quizzed about their date as the Niners started their training camp midway through the year.
“Life is different now,” Garoppolo said. “My life off the field, I’ve never been very public with things. Even social media, I’m not out there a ton.
“But my life’s looked at differently. I’m under a microscope and … it’s a good learning experience. You just have to take it in stride. It is what it is.”
Garoppolo broke his silence on the get-together after Mia claimed she’d be the 49ers’ lucky charm.
“I’ve never been a fan of football, I’m officially a fan of football,” she said.
“I can promise the 49ers that they will make Super Bowl and win, because everything I touch turns to gold.”