The former Seattle Seahawk Micheal Bennett has become one the NFL’s most notorious protesters. Last season he was outspoken about his distane for the president. He had an altercation with law enforcement where he said that they beat him up, but video disproved his statement. Micheal Bennett was recently traded to the Eagles.
Today a warrant was issued for his arrest, According to ESPN, A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett after a grand jury indicted him on a felony charge of injury to the elderly related to an incident at NRG Stadium following Super Bowl LI, according to the office of the district attorney of Harris County, Texas.
A release from the district attorney’s office states that Bennett was a spectator and in town to watch his brother, Martellus, a player for the New England Patriots, on Feb. 5, 2017. After the game, Bennett allegedly shoved his way on to the field, where players were gathering to celebrate, according to the district attorney’s office. NRG security personnel, including a 66-year-old paraplegic woman, told Bennett he had to use a different entrance for field access, but Bennett pushed through them, including the woman.
The charge, injury to the elderly, includes intentionally and knowingly causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older and carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
The woman suffered a sprained shoulder, Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo said during a news conference. He noted that authorities are in contact with Bennett’s lawyer.
“We are aware of the situation involving Michael Bennett and are in the process of gathering more information. Because this is an ongoing legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time,” the Eagles said in a statement.
Bennett was traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Eagles along with a seventh-round pick on March 14 for a fifth-round pick and wide receiver Marcus Johnson.
In August, Bennett was detained outside a nightclub after the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight as police searched for what they believed at the time was an active shooter. Bennett accused police officers of racial profiling, saying they pointed guns at him and used excessive force.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said its internal investigation found “no evidence” that officers used excessive force and that they had reasonable suspicion to detain Bennett.
It’s not hard to believe that Bennett is in trouble again, in fact to some, it my be karma that the Trump hating football player is facing up to 10 years in prison. Players like Bennett have ruined the game of football, it odd that they think fans care about their political views. It’s time for players to play the game, if they have something they want to support, great but don’t do it on the field.