Michael Bennett summons his inner Russell Wilson, reserves table

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Does this man look like Russell Wilson or Michael Bennett? (USATSI)
Does this man look like Russell Wilson or Michael Bennett? (USATSI)

The first time Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett tried to make a reservation at a highly-popular Seattle restaurant, he was denied because the entire place was already completely booked.

When he called back, though, Bennett decided he might name-drop one of his more famous Seattle teammates. And when the restaurant heard that Russell Wilson wanted a reservation -- a Russell Wilson who apparently doesn't sound much like the real Russell Wilson -- suddenly that restaurant was no longer completely booked.

"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 told ESPN 710.

Of course, when Bennett, his wife and kids arrived at the restaurant, Russell Wilson was not accompanying them. And there aren't many people in Seattle who would mistake Bennett for Seattle's 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.'"

Still, the restaurant took the disappointment in stride.

"She took me to the table and they had it roped off," Bennett said. "They had sparkling water and everything."

Sparkling water, as we all know, is only meant for star quarterbacks on playoff-bound teams. NOT for defensive ends who ONLY have 20 tackles on the season (but also 6.5 sacks).

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