Michael Bennett’s “Injury to Elderly” Charges Were Dropped

Bennett's introductory press conference in 2018
via PhiladelphiaEagles.com

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.

Via Pro Football Talk:

“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.

The end.

(I wrote a lengthy jawn on Bennett’s “character issues” last year, if you care to revisit.)

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15 Responses

  1. First Jussie, now this lying piece of dog feces?
    What has become of our justice system?

    1. Las Vegas cops should have clubbed him like a seal for his lying against the cops.

  2. Does Bennett have a right to sue the Houston Police Chief for defamation for that press conference he had when he called him morally corrupt without evidence of the incident? Asking for a friend.

  3. Angry, racist white guy who can't afford 10 bucks a month for Philly .com, so I post on Philly Voice 27 hours a day. says:

    Stay strong, my brother!

    You are our leader! Our upvotes sustain us.

  4. For the love of God, please stop using the word “jawn”. This is like writing a blog in blackface. And you used it incorrectly anyway.

  5. I wrote a jawn about this on this site when it happened as well….and I’m not a big fan of Bennett, but at the time, I did find it to be a little hypocritical that the entire Brady family (including parents, sisters, nieces, nephews, wives, children, ex-wives, inlaws, etc etc, were allowed on the field to pose with Tom Terrific after the game, but Bennett was refused access even though his brother was out there too…..so I really couldn’t blame him for his trying to “push” his way onto the field

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