A warrant has been issued for the Philadelphia Eagles new defensive end Michael Bennett after a grand jury indicted him of felony injury to the elderly.
The indictment stems from an incident that took place at the NRG Stadium following Super Bowl LI, in which Bennett -who was in town to watch his brother, Martellus, play for the New England Patriots- shoved his way onto the field, injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic woman.
The “injury to the elderly charge” carries a penalty of up to a decade in prison and a $10,000 fine.
The woman suffered a sprained shoulder during the shoving incident. Several NRG security officers were also shoved.
Bennett had gained notoriety previously for his stellar play for the Seattle Seahawks, but also infamy for his accusations of police brutality against police officers in Las Vegas where he was temporarily detained following reports of an active shooter. In that incident, when body camera was released, LVMPD officers were exonerated of racial profiling and other accusations.
The Philadelphia football franchise released a statement concerning the matter.
“We are aware of the situation involving Michael Bennett and are in the process of gathering more information. Because this is an ongoing legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time,” the Eagles said.
According to ESPN, Bennett was previously detained in Las Vegas when police believed him to be an active shooter.
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