LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- After the Bears defeated the Redskins on Sept. 23, star pass rusher Khalil Mack proclaimed in a nationally broadcasted interview that he was taking some defensive backs out to dinner.
Cornerback Prince Amukamara held Mack to his word and soon discovered Mack would be bringing some other friends as well. So following the Bears' victory over the Vikings on Sunday, Amukamara, Mack and several others sat down for dinner at RPM Italian.
A television nearby the group's table was broadcasting the late local news and showed Mack's strip-sack of Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. Everyone at the table offered their congratulations. Then the sports segment shifted to the White Sox and news that shortstop Tim Anderson had earned the American League's batting title.
The entire table turned its eyes to a quiet character Amukamara hadn't met before.
"Everyone said congrats," Amukamara recalled. "And I'm like, 'Oh, shoot, that's him.'"
Amukamara was indeed sitting along with the 26-year-old Anderson, who ended his breakout season with a .335 average that led the AL. Though Amukamara was caught off guard, he joined Mack and the group offering congratulations to Anderson.
"I have to ask Khalil two questions," Amukamara said. "(How does he know) Tim? And what does it mean when a dog poops fast?"
The 30-year-old Amukamara is playing his ninth NFL season. That includes five years with the Giants in New York and now three in Chicago. Meeting other athletes in sports cities is something Amukamara hopes to do more.
Of course, it's even better when the teammate who earned the richest contract ever for a defensive player is picking up the tab.
"As long as we keep him happy with covering our guys for at least two seconds," Amukamara said. "He's able to get back there and get a quarterback. I think he's happy paying for dinner."
Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.