I know, I know.
“Nobody cares” about Michael Bennett, who is no longer a Philadelphia Eagle.
But I find this interesting, so I’m posting it anyway.
Remember how Bennett was accused of shoving a paraplegic woman at Super Bowl 51 in Houston? Those charges were tossed Wednesday by prosecutors.
“We dismissed this case in the interest of justice. After looking at all the evidence, this was the right thing to do,” Vivian King, chief of staff to Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, said, via (Houston Chronicle Reporter David) Barron.
Bennett was accused of pushing and injuring an elderly, paraplegic woman working as event staff at last year’s (sic) Super Bowl as he pushed his way onto field at NRG Stadium to celebrate with his brother, Martellus.
At the time, some people theorized that these charges came as a response to an incident in Las Vegas in which Bennett alleged police brutality and racial profiling. We wrote this about a year ago, on April 16th:
Houston police admitted that they do not have video of the Bennett incident, which makes a lot of folks skeptical of the whole situation. Add to the fact that the charges weren’t filed until one year later, and that makes the motives even more dubious. Is this payback for the Las Vegas incident? I don’t know, but apparently the Eagles aren’t convinced and are willing to let this one play out in court.
As an Eagle, Bennett’s court dates continued to be pushed back. He played the entire 2018 season while this case remained unresolved.
Now it’s all over.