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Michael Wilbon Thinks Something "Had To Happen" Before Michael Bennett's Dirty Hits

Michael Wilbon speaking on ESPN.

ESPN.

The Pardon The Interruption host thinks something had to have happened.

Michael Bennett had a ridiculously dirty finish to Sunday's loss to the Jaguars, twice diving into the knees of Jacksonville offensive lineman Brandon Linder while the offense was in a victory formation.

ESPN's Pardon The Interruption discussed the play at length on Monday.

Co-host Michael Wilbon took a defensive approach, suggesting that something "had to happen" between Bennett and Linder before the Seahawks' lineman's dirty hit.

“Michael Bennett, who by the way is under consideration as a nominee for NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year, Michael Bennett, not a guy to go after that sort of victory formation. I think something happened. I think something between linemen happened: ‘you were dirty to me, and I’m gonna get you now,’” he said.

This is a fairly controversial take, considering Wilbon went off on New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for his dirty hit on a Buffalo Bills defender last week.

Wilbon has since been under fire by New England Patriots fans on Twitter.