Life can be tough when you’re a pro sports player worth tens of millions of dollars. For instance, you might be turned away from an upscale French bistro because your outfit looks like it was inspired by a craps table:
An Atlanta Falcons star is calling out a well-known Buckhead restaurant after he says he was refused service because of the way he was dressed.
Linebacker Grady Jarrett said he was trying to have dinner at Le Bilboquet when a manager approached him and told him he wasn’t dressed properly…
‘Not sure if I know how my dress is offensive, maybe it’s the Gucci suit, the Bussdown AP Offshore, the iced double tennis chain w an Ankh and the fact that I pulled up in my 500k RR and they felt I wasn’t fit to bless their restaurant for dinner.. I guess the other people rocking Nike sweat suits and t shirts that were already seated … n enjoying dinner were no problem.. unfortunate but I’m not going for it.. This not even my style I’m a cool guy you should ask around.’
Oh yeah buddy, this definitely looks like a Gucci suit. It definitely looks like you dropped $3,000 on this thing and not, you know, $35.
That outfit actually has a strange sort of appeal—it looks vaguely like an upscale Power Rangers suit, or maybe the outfit a rugby referee would wear in a 1980s British sitcom set in the far future. It’s not terrible, for what it is.
But is it fine dining wear?
And in the restaurant’s defense, they have an explicit rule against, well, literally that kind of outfit:
At Le Bilboquet, we value each and every patron and their unique style. However, we have a dress code to maintain a certain standard. Our dress code (which clearly states that athletic wear is not allowed) is posted at our door, online and reiterated by our reservation team…
Sorry, Mr. Jarrett, guess it’s either real clothes or curbside service at this place!
P.S. Now check this out: Jen Psaki thinks teachers should talk with kindergarteners about whether they’re a girl or a boy. How about no. 👇