Eagles DE Michael Bennett Turns Himself In To Texas Police After Felony ‘Injury To The Elderly’ Charge
Michael Bennett Felony Charge news
The 32-year-old player turned himself in to Harris County (Texas) court Monday afternoon on a felony charge of injury to the elderly relating to an incident from Super Bowl LI in Houston.
The judge reportedly set bail at $10,000. Bennett will be allowed to travel between his home in the Honolulu area and Houston for court appearances.
The defensive lineman is accused of injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic woman who was working at NRG Stadium during Super Bowl LI. He faces a penalty of up to ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
“We treat everyone the same in this court,” Judge Robert Johnson told Bennett, according to KHOU.com.
The District Attorney said Bennett was in Houston for Super Bowl LI in order to see his brother Martellus, who at the time played for the New England Patriots, face off against the Atlanta Falcons in the national championship game on Feb. 5, 2017. Michael Bennett reportedly shoved his way through the crowd of security officials at NRG Stadium and one of them was an older woman.
The Eagles and the Seahawks — Bennett’s former team — were both reportedly unaware of the investigation into the players’ actions prior to his trade to Philadelphia on March 7.