ESPN EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It won’t go on the stat sheet, but the New York Giants’ catch of Sunday night might have occurred after the final score was posted. Martellus Bennett was coming off the field and tossing his gloves to a few kids in the stands after the Giants’ 38-10 victory over the Packers when an adult came up to make a catch and toppled over the railing. Bennett broke his fall, and both ended up on the ground before three state troopers converged and led the fan away. “I just did what any superhero would do,” Bennett said. “Saved his life.” It wasn’t super graceful, however. Bennett wasn’t injured, but being a good Samaritan wasn’t without risk. The 6-foot-6, 265-pound tight end saw the fan come up behind one of the kids. The fan, wearing a David Wilson jersey, lost his balance about 10 feet above the ground. The fan told police he was pushed.”I caught him and then slowly tried to pull him down, but then I tripped over somebody and we all fell,” Bennett said. Both men ended up on the ground, and Bennett said he wasn’t hurt. He got up and continued through the tunnel and into the locker room. The Giants tight end is a big fan of comic books and had an analogy for the short-but-intense postgame episode. “I’m like Scott Summers,” Bennett said. “Do you know who Scott Summers is? Cyclops of X-Men.”
The Black Unicorn coming up big and saving Giants fan’s lives like it’s no big deal! Love this guy, he has been a great addition to Big Blue both with his play on the field, and his hilarious interviews off of the field. The ESPN story left out his best quote of his best catch of the season, one that saved a fan’s life:
“I was doing what I usually do, moseying to the locker room and meandering around,” Bennett said (via USA Today’s Mike Garafolo). “Naturally, I just wanted to step back, but I did the righteous thing and I stepped up. I caught him, I saved his life, I tapped into my inner superhero, which I do have. “I’m usually a ninja, but my Spidey-senses told me he was going to take a fall, so I saved his life. He owes me his first-born or something. Actually I don’t want that. Maybe a sandwich or something. Bennett and the man fell to the ground and Bennett needed an assist himself. “I felt like Prince, because everybody was like, ‘You okay? You okay?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m fine.’ They were helping me up.” Three New Jersey state troopers converged and led the man, who said he was pushed, away, presumably to be written up. “That [stinks],” Bennett said.
If you missed the hilarious video of Martellus Bennett on Good Day New York earlier this season, find it here, classic and he even takes shots at Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.