Michael Bennett Is Out on Bond
Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett was in a Houston courtroom this afternoon, turning himself in to authorities after a warrant was issued for his arrest Friday. Police allege that he injured a 66-year-old paraplegic woman in an incident stemming from Super Bowl 51, a felony “injury of the elderly” charge that carries a 10 year prison sentence.
NBC Houston had a camera inside the courtroom and wrote a bit about the hearing on their website:
“During Monday’s hearing, Bennett’s lawyer and a prosecutor had a lengthy discussion with the judge about the process of the three-time Pro Bowl player, turning himself in. Bennett later walked up to the bench, where there was more discussion. Ultimately, the judge set Bennett’s bond at $10,000.”
Bennett apparently was at his home in Hawaii when he learned on the indictment on Friday. The judge has allowed to him to travel back and forth from Hawaii to Houston while out on bond and has barred him from having contact with the elderly victim that he is alleged to have shoved while entering the field of play after the Super Bowl.
Here’s video of the hearing, courtesy of KPRC Houston: