Baskett catching spotlight in Philadelphia

CNJ staff

Clovis’ Hank Baskett caught a career-high eight passes for 85 yards to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat Pittsburgh 15-6 on Sunday.

But Philadelphia gossip columnists are caught up in another story — the receiver’s relationship with Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Baskett is dating Wilkinson, co-star of E!’s “The Girls Next Door” reality show. Some reports even say Baskett and Wilkinson are engaged — a rumor Baskett’s father, Hank Baskett Jr., said is not true.

Wilkinson, 23, and Baskett were recently spotted dining together at Redstone American Grill in South Marlton, N.J., according to the Inquirer.

Wilkinson’s mother is a former Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader.

Interviewed on 96.5’s Chio in the Morning show, here’s what Baskett had to say about the rumors:

“She’s a good, good friend of mine. She loves the team. She’s a die-hard Chargers fan too but she loves the Eagles.”