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Brees amazed by reaction to takeout tip

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) - 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 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 said 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 said he was disappointed "that it actually got spun and perceived as - you immediately jump to the conclusion that he stiffed a waiter or waitress. That's the part that bothers me."

Brees suggested the headline to the initial blog post about his tip could have been about how he even tips on takeout orders, "but nobody's going to read that."

Brees' contract with the Saints pays $100 million over five years.

The quarterback smiled often while discussing the matter, and said he'll be happy if his takeout tip turns out to be the biggest controversy he has to discuss all season.

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