Who says that Christmas Eve for the Bucs was all “Bah Humbug?” A great story emerged Monday, when TMZ reported that Buccaneers massive defensive tackle Sealver Siliga (pronounced Silver Suh-ling-ah) had Christmas Eve dinner with a group of people at Tampa Applebee’s restaurant, and wanted to make sure that the staff there knew he was grateful they were working the night before the holiday.
So much so, that Siliga, who’s listed generoursly at 300 lbs., left a massive $1,000 tip ($100 for every employee still working Sunday night) on his under $300 dinner bill.
TMZ was given photographic proof:
Tampa Bay Bucs Player Drops $1,000 Tip at Applebee's On Xmas Eve https://t.co/o3TPrOJ2iV
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) December 25, 2017
Siliga is a reserve defensive tackle who came to the Buccaneers off waivers in the middle of last season. He’s been active for seven games this year, including the last four. He had one assisted tackle in the Bucs loss to the Panthers Sunday. That loss was the Buccaneers fifth in a row and dropped them to 4-11 on the year.
It would have been easy for Siliga to be in a bad mood.
However, the sixth year player, who is making $800,000 on the veteran league minimum, was not hesitant to drop a gratuity that you would expect from a player making $8 million a year.
It just goes to show, that NFL players can spread some “Christmas cheer,” no matter the circumstance.
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