Watch Michael Bennett Get Taken Into Police Custody
HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 05: Michael Bennett Jr. of the Seattle Seahawks walks on the sideline before Super Bowl 51 between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
4:01 PM 03/26/2018
Newly contracted Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett was taken into custody on Monday.
Bennett was facing a charge for allegedly assaulting a 66-year-old paraplegic woman after his brother, Martellus Bennett, won Super Bowl LI with the Patriots. Authorities claim Bennett charged the field after the Patriots 2017 win but the wheelchair-bound security guard told Bennet to take a different entrance to gain access to the field. Bennett resisted and somehow injured her in the process.
He was then indicted for a single felony charge of assaulting the elderly, which includes a potential $10,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison.
Bennett was taken into custody in Harris County, Texas Monday. Texas-based reporter Miya Shay captured the exact moments that Bennett was taken away in handcuffs.
— Miya Shay (@ABC13Miya) March 26, 2018
USA Today reports that Judge Robert Johnson issued a no-contact order before Bennetts arrest. He also put a $10,000 bond in place, which Bennett is expected to post shortly. It is unclear whether the Eagles will take disciplinary measure when Bennett is released.
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