We guess picking up a Drew Brees fumble and returning 22 yards for a touchdown won’t get you a table in a booked up restaurant.
Defensive lineman Michael Bennett learned that the hard way a day after his team blew out the Saints when he called to make reservations at a local restaurant with his family and was turned away.
“I called them back a few minutes later,” he told 710 ESPN radio, via ESPN. “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.”
“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.’ ”
Being actually a teammate of Wilson apparently was worth something, as he and his family received the star treatment anyway.
“She took me to the table and they had it roped off,” Bennett said. “They had sparkling water and everything.”