ESPN A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett after a grand jury indicted him on a felony charge of injury to the elderly related to an incident at NRG Stadium following Super Bowl LI, according to the office of the district attorney of Harris County, Texas. Rusty Hardin, one of Bennett’s attorneys, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that Bennett is currently out of the continental United States and will surrender when he returns. A release from the district attorney’s office states that Bennett was a spectator and in town to watch his brother, Martellus, then a player for the New England Patriots, on Feb. 5, 2017. After the game, Bennett allegedly shoved his way onto the field, where players were gathering to celebrate, according to the DA’s office. NRG security personnel, including a 66-year-old paraplegic woman, told Bennett he had to use a different entrance for field access, but the defensive end pushed through them, including the woman. Speaking at a news conference Friday, Houston Police chief Art Acevedo said Bennett allegedly told the people he had pushed, “You all must know who I am, and I can own this m—–f—–. I’m going down to the field, whether you like it or not.” The woman suffered a sprained shoulder, according to Acevedo. He noted that authorities are in contact with Bennett’s lawyer. The injury to the elderly charge includes intentionally and knowingly causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older and carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett (them a member of the Seahawks) was at Super Bowl LI as a spectator to watch his brother Martellus Bennett play for the New England Patriots, and after the Philadelphia Eagles upset the Patriots to win the Super Bowl, Michael Bennett tried to force his way onto the field as the players celebrated. This is where the story becomes bizarre, Michael Bennett was allegedly confronted by a 66-year-old paraplegic female security guard, who Bennett reportedly shoved causing the security guard to suffer a sprained shoulder. These allegations are extremely troubling, Bennett has received a felony charge of injuring the elderly, and a warrant had been issued for his arrest. So Bennett will feel right at home in Philadelphia.