A warrant has been issued for the arrest of star NFL defensive lineman Michael Bennett.
Bennett allegedly injured a 66-year-old paraplegic while storming the field at the Super Bowl in Houston in 2017.
KHOU has the details:
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.
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.
There reportedly is no video evidence of the incident. A police officer reportedly witnessed it.
The Eagles released the following statement:
"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.”
Stay tuned for more updates.