Seattle Seahawks’ defensive end Michael Bennett has been one of the most prominent players in the preseason to make a statement about the National Anthem. He was the second NFL star, after Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch, to protest the anthem and has now become a martyr for the cause following his arrest and claims of “police brutality” that he alleges almost killed him.
It’s surprising how whiney such big, tough men can be who get paid millions to tackle other men, but when one of them are rightfully arrested they turn into crybabies and act like they were abused. Bennett saw an opportunity to amplify his protest following his arrest in Las Vegas about a week and a half ago. His sob story about
His sob story about what he said happened to him seems to come straight out of the Black Lives Matter playbook. In addition to his seemingly false narrative about the harrowing ordeal that he said he endured, he’s also sought legal counsel as the next step in making his racist point. He’s hoping to explore the possibility of suing the Las Vegas Police Department.
Now, the commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, who defended Bennett and all other anti-American protesting players at the start of the season, has just come out with another shocking announcement.
Bennett was in Las Vegas a couple weekends ago for the Connor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight when he got in an altercation with the cops. His victim version of what happened was that for no reason whatsoever, officers held him to the ground with a gun in his face.
Bennett accused one officer of saying he’d “blow my f***ing head off” (which is not heard in the footage) and “forcefully jammed his knee” into his back, making it difficult for Bennett to breathe, the Daily Wire reported.
“The Officers’ excessive use of force was unbearable,” he wrote in his public post on the matter. “I felt helpless as I lay there on the ground handcuffed facing the real-life threat of being killed.”
Based on police footage of the incident, it appears to be true that Las Vegas police drew their weapons on Bennett. However, that’s where the honesty of what he said happened ends and diverges into a story to add to his anti-cop activism.