Former Seahawk Michael Bennett Accused of Attacking Elderly Paraplegic
Multiple sources indicate former Seahawk Defensive lineman Michael Bennett has been indicted by Harris County, TX grand jury over an alleged assault case. The indictment came down Friday.
According to the Daily Caller, Bennett was watching Super Bowl LI February 5th 2017 , as his brother Martellus was playing Tight End for the New England Patriots at that time. The game was being played at Houston's NRG Field, the home of the Houston Texans. Bennett is pictured here with his brother when he played for Green Bay before moving to New England. You will note this was the Super Bowl from LAST season, the 2016-17, not this last one in Minneapolis, so this occurred some time ago.
According to court documents, at the end of the game, Bennett tried to get on the field, but was told by security and workers to use a different entrance. He allegedly shoved the worker aside, a 66-year-old paraplegic, causing him to fall and sustain "bodily injury."
The papers say Bennett is caused with "intentionally and knowingly" causing bodily injury to a person 65-years of age or older. The punishment could be up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The Daily Caller says Bennett's attorney is currently negotiating the terms of his surrender.
The Caller says he gained notoriety for protesting the Anthem last season, and also made accusations of racial targeting against Las Vegas police, charges that the Caller says were later disproven.