Wide receiver Greg Jennings has some unfortunate words for Green Bay Packers fans:
"I'm an actor now. I have my SAG card. I'm sorry, fans."
Jennings, who later admits he doesn't even know what SAG (Screen Actors Guild) means, guest stars on USA Network's "Royal Pains" on Wednesday. He will play himself, although as a coach in a football-themed episode at 9 p.m. ET.
"OK, honestly, I don't want this to become a career for me, but I'm out there having fun," said the 27-year-old Jennings, who has played five seasons in the NFL. "In this case, I was just thrown out there and did a lot of impromptu stuff. I was definitely out of my comfort zone."
"Royal Pains" is a show about the Hamptons' newest doctor-on-demand, Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein). Lawson was a rising star in the New York City medical community, until he lost everything fighting for the life of a patient. With his career stalled and his personal life in shambles, Lawson moved to the Hamptons for a new beginning.
On Wednesday's episode, Ken "Killer" Keller hosts a charity football tournament on his estate and invites Lawson to play along. The contest gets fierce as Keller gets injured, and Lawson must put his competitive nature aside to treat him.
"I got a chance to see how an entire show was put together," said Jennings, who appeared on CBS' "Criminal Minds" last year. "It was a totally different experience for me. It was something I always wanted to do."