New Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett is in the news for a couple reasons. He’s slated to release a controversial new book and had some choice words for a former Seattle Seahawks teammate recently.
That’s all background noise. Instead, news coming out of Houston Friday could be very troublesome for both Bennett and his new team.
According to KHOU in Houston, Bennett has been indicted by a Harris County Grand Jury on felony charges stemming from an incident in which an elderly 66-year-old paraplegic woman was injured during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston in February of 2017.
“Immediately following the game, Bennett shoved his way on to the field where players were gathering to celebrate. NRG Security personnel, including the 66-year-old disabled victim, told Bennett he had to use a different entrance for field access,” the reported read. “Instead, he pushed through them, including the elderly woman who was part of the security team.”
Following the indictment a warrant has been issued for Bennett’s arrest and local authorities are working with his legal team on a surrender. The charges carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
We’ll obviously have more on this story as it breaks.