Warrant Issued For Arrest Of NFL's Michael Bennett

The Harris County district attorney issued a warrant for the arrest of NFL player Michael Bennett.

Houston, TX – The Harris County district attorney has issued a warrant for the arrest of Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett, KAGS-TV reported.

The National Football League (NFL) player, who was traded to Philadelphia by the Seattle Seahawks less than a month ago, was wanted on felony charges for injuring an elderly handicapped person at Super Bowl LI in Houston.

Police said that on Feb. 5, 2017, Bennett traveled to Houston to cheer for his brother, Marcellus Bennett, who played for the New England Patriots.

After the Patriots won the game, fans attempted to swarm the field, and were held back by NRG Stadium’s security team. Bennett was told to use a different entrance for access to the field.

But Bennett shoved his way through security and onto the field, KHOU reported.

In the process of pushing his way through security, he injured a 66-year-old paraplegic woman working with the team.

The indictment charges Bennett with injury to the elderly. He was accused of intentionally and knowingly, causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older, KHOU reported.

The charge carries a penalty of up a fine of up to $10,000, and 10 years in prison.

Prosecutors said they were working with Bennett’s attorney to negotiate his surrender, according to KAGS.

This was just the latest in a long string of legal woes for the NFL player.

In September of 2017, Bennett was in trouble with Las Vegas Metro PD after he lied about what happened when he was detained for about 10 minutes during an active-shooter situation.

Shortly after the incident, Bennett released a statement complaining that he had been racially profiled.

He accused the Las Vegas Metro officers of pointing their guns at him for "doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time."

He claimed that the officers’ excessive force had been “unbearable,” and wrote that he thought he was going to die during the incident.

“My life flashed before my eyes as thought of my girls. Would ever play with them again? Or watch them have kids? Or be able to kiss my wife again and tell her love her?” his dramatic statement read.

He announced that he had hired civil rights attorney John Burris, who represented Rodney King against Los Angeles, to explore legal remedies for what he called “civil rights violations.”

Shortly thereafter, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department clapped back, and announced they had bodycam video and information which made it clear that Bennett was fabricating much of his story.

The Las Vegas Police Protective Association Metro sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking for an investigation into Bennett’s false accusations.

“We believe that a fair investigation will establish that our officers responded to one of the most dangerous calls a law enforcement officer can be assigned- an active shooter firing rounds in a crowded casino,” the letter said.

Then the letter went on to explain what had brought Bennett to the officers’ attention in the middle of an active-shooter situation.

“As our uniformed officers entered the casino, they observed Bennett hiding behind a slot machine. When officers turned towards Bennett, he bolted out of the casino, leaped over four (4) foot barrier wall, and hid from officers as he crouched close to the wall on the sidewalk,” the letter informed the NFL boss.

“I am sure that your attorney will tell you, our officers had reasonable suspicion, which is the constitutional standard, to detain Bennett until they could determine whether he was involved in the shooting,” the letter said. “Our officers, who are both minorities, had the legal right, and obligation, to detain Bennett based upon the nature of the call and Bennett's unusual and suspicious actions. Our officers did not detain Bennett because he was, ‘a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.’"

The letter said that Michael Bennett's claim that the officers were racists was false and offensive, and asked the football league to take action against the player.

The Seattle Seahawks and NFL backed Bennett despite proof that much of his story was false.

Police reviewed surveillance footage from more than 120 cameras and determined the officers had behaved appropriately.

Comments (28)
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Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Of course he pushed through security and injured an elderly person, because he’s a piece of shit.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Karma in action....love it!

Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

When asked about injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic woman, Bennett replied, "“My life flashed before my eyes as thought of my girls".

Shoot them all
Shoot them all

Nothing will happen to him he's famous and has money, how in the hell do you play the race card when the officer's are minority.

Gramsgood1
Gramsgood1

After reviewing the facts, how could the NFL and the Seahawks have sided with Bennett? Unbelievable!

attybv
attybv

That is just one of the reasons I know longer watch or support the NFL. They think they and their players, many who are nothing but a bunch of thugs, are above the law. They are disgusting. And now what will they have to say this time. An elderly paraplegic being injured because of his oversized head thinking hes more important than he certainly is and haveing no regard for others just so he can push his way through when he was where he shouldn't have been. I hope he sits for the full 10 years on this oe and that is not enough.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

With so many people becoming more and more offended by these players the NFL will have to start cracking down and/or firing these guys or they will go broke.

countrygalme
countrygalme

I think this is crazy...I do not think he hurt her intentionally ...WTF was she doing working where there is crowds being so frail ....For one thing lots of people push threw crowds , its not like he was in the commission of committing a felony and knocked her down... it sounds like an accident .Why the heck was she doing , like putting an handicap person to control a crowd and this is just stupid....the. 66-year-old paraplegic woman working with the team , I feel who ever put her there should be held responsible .....give me a break DA , this is like filing charges on a person for accidently running into a person in the grocery store....

Nate69
Nate69

Goodell doesn't have the balls he was born with.

JohnPaul340
JohnPaul340

Since he is such a liar, and used his COLOR as an excuse, and lied again I think they

JohnPaul340
JohnPaul340

should prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law and put his sorry ass in prison where he belongs. He has no remorse, no scruples, and thinks he is above the law. And on top of that he lied to try and make excuses on two occasions to keep his sorry butt out of jail.

JohnPaul340
JohnPaul340

As for the NFL I quit watching it and them because of their bullshit. They can't

JohnPaul340
JohnPaul340

stand for the flag and have no respect for our country.

JohnPaul340
JohnPaul340

Goodell is another piece of shit too. He sticks up for these sorry individuals and makes excuses a pass for their bad behavior.

JohnPaul340
JohnPaul340

And why shouldn't a paraplegic be on the field. Look at the nun (sister) who excorts the Loyola team. She is handicapped and still makes it around and with respect from the players and the people around her. If He had not thought himself above all the others he would have done as he was told and went around or found another way to get on the field. Sorry, he is not better than anyone else.

Gator61
Gator61

Just an other National Felons League Thug hitting Women. Seems to be all they do. Besides DUI's Narcotics Trafficking and Murder! The NFL will be coming out with the Aaron Hernandez Award for the player who commits the Most FELONIES in a year! Or maybe they will name it for OJ Simpson since he got away with Murder and Hernandez got caught!

Roxy243
Roxy243

Are you kidding?? For one he was told to use another entrance. Yet he thought he was above listening to the people in authority and pushed through anyway. It's NOT up to you to decided where any employee should be deployed to work.it's also rude, offensive and improper for this man to callously push his way through a crowd not caring who's in his way because he's bigger, stronger and has the mistaken idea his player status gives him superiority over others. Common sense and basic decency say you DON'T DO WHAT HE DID!!!!

Whatever0623
Whatever0623

The sense of unlimited entitlement these players have is sickening.

GUNOWNER1956
GUNOWNER1956

Contine the boycott of these thugs. Do not spend your money for the freakshow.

$0phie1
$0phie1

The City of Houston does not tolerate this sort of behavior. State of Texas has harsher penalties for mistreatment of the elderly. Hope my hometown tears him a new one. JERK!!!!

Conwol
Conwol

I hope he gets jail time.
I know, I am dreaming, but, one can hope.
As for that poor person he hurt, I hope he does this so called entitled bastard for every penny he has, and puts liens on every damn thing he ownes

Conwol
Conwol

Sorry, meant to say, sue the bastard.

jericho777
jericho777

I DinDu Nuffin, my lifes flashed before my eyes, I thought I been died man...

Saron
Saron

Bennett has history of ignoring authority. Why should his actions be ignored. Where is Goodell on this? Maybe Bennett should be penalized, and part of the penalty that he undergo anger management and possibly a lobotomy.

captainkidd
captainkidd

Another fool lookin for a big "pay day" with Burris. The video shows it all.