Martellus Bennett played in a Patriots uniform during New England’s rout of the Broncos Sunday night, miraculously coming back from a season-ending shoulder injury he had just a few days ago.
The former Patriots tight end signed with the Packers last offseason for the sole reason of playing with Aaron Rodgers. With Rodgers suffering a broken collarbone and not due to return before at least Week 15, Bennett found a slimy way to hop ship.
Bennett parted ways with the Packers after Week 9, waived for “failing to disclose an injury.” Bennett then threw Green Bay’s medical staff under the bus, ripping them, specifically Dr. McKenzie, in an Instagram rant claiming doctors wanted him to play with the shoulder injury, an injury the medical team said Bennett never had.
Multiple Packers players came to the defense of team doctors, saying they’ve never felt pressured to play with an injury, like Bennett had claimed.
— Jordy Nelson (@JordyRNelson) November 10, 2017
100% true Dr. McKenzie will not let you play with a broken fingernail if you don’t convince him that you’re OK 😂😂😂I can never see him forcing somebody to play with an injury🤷🏾♂️
— James Jones (@89JonesNTAF) November 11, 2017
In 9 years of working with Doc McKenzie he never pressured me to play one time. In fact, I️ would argue that I️ pressured him to let me play at times.
— John Kuhn (@kuhnj30) November 10, 2017
If you ever thought a team/front office/coach gave a shit about a player’s character, see the Patriots letting the fraud @MartysaurusRex suit up and play tonight. Quit and lied in Green Bay days ago, now signed and playing in New England.
— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) November 13, 2017
Turns out, the tight end seemingly had no injury what so ever, using the fake injury as a ploy to get back onto a Super Bowl contending team in the Patriots, to which could have themselves played a role in the scheme themselves.
All the sudden on Sunday night, Bennett was miraculously healed.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 13, 2017
The Packers are currently trying to recoup money they now owe Bennett due to his contract.