NFL defensive lineman Michael Bennett is in legal trouble with the Houston Police Department regarding an alleged incident after the Super Bowl in Houston in 2017.
A warrant was issued for Bennett's arrest today. He is alleged to have shoved an elderly paraplegic security guard during a post-game celebration.
Bennett was indicted by a grand jury today and charged with injuring an elderly person, a felony that carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.
Here are the details, per KHOU:
A Harris County grand jury Friday indicted Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett for the felony charge of injury of the elderly for allegedly injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic who was working at NRG Stadium to control access to the field at Super Bowl LI, prosecutors said.
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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 woman, told Bennett he had to use a different entrance for field access.
This afternoon, the Houston Police Department held a press conference regarding the incident.
During it, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo stated that Bennett allegedly told stadium employees "y'all must know who I am. I could own this mother f***er," before shoving the 66-year-old woman.
You can view the full press conference below.
The Philadelphia Eagles released the following statement on Bennett.
“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.”