Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett indicted on felony of injury of the elderly

Sport360 staff 00:02 24/03/2018
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Michael Bennett was traded from Seattle to Philadelphia earlier this month.

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett is reportedly in legal trouble after being indicted for injuring a paraplegic worker at Super Bowl LI.

The NFL star has been indicted by a Harris County grand jury on a felony charge of injury of the elderly, and as a result has a warrant out for his arrest, according to KHOU.com.

The alleged incident took place after the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, with Bennett pushing a 66-year-old paraplegic NRG Stadium worker to get on the field as players were celebrating. Bennett’s brother, Martellus, was playing tight end for the Patriots in the game.

Bennett was told to use a different entrance for field access, but he instead pushed through security personnel, which included the 66-year-old woman.

The felony charge includes intentionally and knowingly causing bodily injury to a person aged 65 or older and carries with it a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

News of the indictment comes a little more than two weeks after Bennett was traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Philadelphia Eagles along with a 2018 seventh-round pick, in exchange for wide receiver Marcus Johnson and a 2018 fifth-round selection.

In August of 2017, Bennett had another brush with the law when he was involved in an incident in Las Vegas which saw him detained outside of a nightclub after the Conor McGregorFloyd Mayweather Jr fight.

Police were looking for an active shooter and detained Bennett, who accused police officers of racially profiling him. The Las Vegas Police Department denied Bennett’s claims after an internal investigation.

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