Michael Bennett indicted for allegedly injuring paraplegic woman at Super Bowl 51

By Chelsea Howard 24 March 2018 1492
Michael Bennett indicted for allegedly injuring paraplegic woman at Super Bowl 51

Newly acquired Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett has been indicted by a grand jury in Harris County, Texas, for allegedly injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic woman after Super Bowl 51 in February 2017, according to the Harris County District Attorney's office.

The woman was working at NRG Stadium controlling access to the field when Bennett allegedly tried to force his way through security and onto the field after the Patriots' Super Bowl win over the Falcons in Houston. Bennett was a spectator watching his brother Martellus play for the Patriots.

The DA's report notes that NRG security personnel told Bennett he had to use a different entrance to access the field, but he instead pushed through them.

A warrant has been issued for Bennett's arrest on a felony charge of injury to the elderly, and, if convicted, the 32-year-old could face a $10,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors would have to prove that Bennett "intentionally and knowingly" caused "bodily injury to a person 65 years or older."

Prosecutors are working with Bennett's counsel regarding his surrender.

 

 

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