Eagles' Michael Bennett indicted on felony charge for injury of elderly from an incident at Super Bowl LI

Eagles' Michael Bennett indicted on felony charge for injury of elderly from an incident at Super Bowl LI

Eagles' Michael Bennett indicted on felony charge for injury of elderly from an incident at Super Bowl LI

Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett was indicted Friday by a Harris County, Texas grand jury for felony charge of injury of the elderly for an incident at Super Bowl LI.

A warrant has been issued for Bennett’s arrest and prosecutors are working with Bennett’s counsel regarding his surrender, according to Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.

Bennett was accused of injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic who was securing the field at Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in February 2017. Bennett, who was then a member of the Seattle Seahawks, attended the game to watch his brother, Martellus, who played for the New England Patriots.

Bennett was accused of shoving his way onto the field for the postgame celebration. Security officials, which included a “66-year-old disabled victim,” told Bennett he needed to use a different entrance. Bennett “pushed through them, including the elderly woman who was part of the security team,” according to Ogg.

The charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The Eagles acquired Bennett last week in a trade with the Seahawks.

More to come.

At 3:45 p.m., the Houston police department will hold a press conference to talk about the Bennett indictment. Watch live video of it below, courtesy of NBC10:

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Published at Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:43:40 +0000

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