By any means necessary right?
Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett wanted to go to an exclusive restaurant Tuesday evening but unfortunately because they didn’t recognize his name, he was denied a table. Bennett had another trick for that restaurant, he decided to use one of the most noted names in the NFL (and also his QB), Russell Wilson.
“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.”
Not all players are created equal.