Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was denied a table at an exclusive unnamed eatery Tuesday.
Bennett, who returned a Drew Brees fumble 22 yards for a touchdown on Monday night, tried to make a reservation over the phone thinking his status was good enough to get him a table.
“But they told me they were all booked up,” Bennett said in a 710 ESPN radio interview.
Undeterred, Bennett had an alternate plan of action.
“I called them back a few minutes later,” he said. “I said, ‘Hey, this is Russell Wilson. I’ll be attending your restaurant today. Do you have any tables?’
“And she was like, ‘Yes! We can make a table for you! You were 22-for-30 the other night, 130 quarterback rating!’ She knew every stat.”
Bennett changed his voice when he called the second time, although his Wilson impression on the radio didn’t sound much like his teammate. Bennett raised his voice a little and tried to sound cerebral.
Bennett said the restaurant still treated him well, even though he wasn’t the Seahawks star quarterback.
“I got to the restaurant with my wife and kids,” Bennett said. “I said, ‘Oh, thank you. I’m Russell Wilson.’ She was like, ‘Good joke.’ I said, ‘Gotcha.’ ”
“She took me to the table and they had it roped off,” Bennett said. “They had sparkling water and everything.”