Michael Bennett’s tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles might be over before it starts after the defensive end was indicted by a grand jury in Texas for allegedly pushing a 66-year old paraplegic woman following Super Bowl LI in February 2017, according to ABC 6.
“According to the Harris County district attorney’s office, Bennett – who was a member of the Seattle Seahawks at the time – was at the game to watch his brother, a player for the New England Patriots.
After the Patriots won, investigators say Bennett was trying to get onto the field to celebrate. However, the DA said, Bennett was told by the security team – including the paraplegic 66-year-old woman – he had to use a different entrance.
That’s when Bennett pushed through the security members, including the 66-year-old, authorities said.
Bennett was indicted on a felony charge of injury to the elderly.”
His charges carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. A warrant has since been issued for his arrest.