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Michael Bennett Charged With Injuring Elderly Paraplegic Woman At Super Bowl

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Philadelphia Eagles star Michael Bennett has been charged with committing a felony after allegedly injuring an elderly paraplegic woman at the Super Bowl last year. An arrest warrant has also been issued against Bennett in Harris County, Texas. As more court documents surface, it also appears that the Eagles were unaware of the situation at the time of the incident.

What happened?

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Bennett was indicted by a Harris County, Texas Grand Jury after he was alleged to have pushed down a 66-year-old female NRG Stadium employee who was monitoring access to Super Bowl 51’s field.

According to TMZ, the Harris County Texas District Attorney alleged that Bennett “shoved his way on to the field where players were gathering to celebrate.” In addition, the charge included “injury to the elderly, includes intentionally and knowingly, causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older.”

Bleeding Green Nation also gave the following excerpts of the report:

“NRG Security personnel, including the 66-year-old disabled victim, told Bennett he had to use a different entrance for field access.”

“Instead, he pushed through them, including the elderly woman who was part of the security team.”

“The charge, injury to the elderly, includes intentionally and knowingly, causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older. It carries a penalty of up to ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine.”

“As a result of the indictment, a warrant has been issued for Bennett’s arrest. Prosecutors are working with Bennett’s counsel regarding his surrender.”

In a statement on Twitter, NFL reporter Derrick Gunn confirmed that neither teams involved with the story were aware of the incident:

“According to a league source the Seahawks and the Eagles were not aware of this MIchael Bennett inciden”


Who is Michael Bennett?

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Bennett is an American football defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles, originally playing college football at Texas A&M and serving as an undrafted free agent for the Seattle Seahawks. He is notably the brother of Martellus Bennett.

If convicted, Bennett could face up to 10 years in prison with a $10k fine. At this time, it is believed that Harris County has issued a warrant for his arrest.


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