Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett has been indicted for allegedly shoving an elderly paraplegic woman at the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston, Texas.
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement a grand jury had indicted Bennett on a “felony charge of injury of the elderly for injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic who was working at NRG Stadium to control access to the field at SuperBowl LI.” The charge could carry up to ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine, according to the district attorney’s office.
The Eagles issued a statement regarding the indictment: “We are aware of the situation involving Michael Bennett and are in the process of gathering more information. Because this is an ongoing legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time.”
This isn’t the first time Bennett has had a run-in with the law. In September 2017, he was arrested in Las Vegas at gunpoint after the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight. Bennett was released without charges but said one officer threatened to “blow my fucking head off” during the incident. He accused the officers of using excessive force and threatened a civil rights lawsuit.