Seahawks QB Wilson tries to follow guiding principles in life
Houston Chronicle - about 3 years
By Kevin Duffy
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — This Russell Wilson story begins outside a bar, an odd place for a Wilson story because he doesn’t drink.
This takes place at the Kollege Klub in Madison, Wis., a campus dive bar, an institution for university students. And this is all according to Nate Tice, a friend of Wilson’s and a former Badgers quarterback.
Wisconsin, ranked 20th, had just throttled Purdue 62-17 behind Wilson’s ho-hum 205 yards passing, 76 on the ground and three total touchdowns. Many of the Badgers were out celebrating, and the bar was packed to capacity. A long line had formed outside.
Wilson was with his now-wife, Ashton Meem, and her parents at the end of the line. Because Tice knew the bar’s owner, Wilson texted his friend to see if he could work some magic and sneak him in.
An unassuming sort
“I was like, Russell, just go up to them and tell them who you are,” Tice said. “You’ll be good, trust me.”
But Wilson didn’t want to pull that card. So he waited.
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