Michael Bennett indicted for assaulting elderly lady

Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett was indicted on Friday by a Harris County, Texas jury for allegedly pushing an elderly, disabled security guard last February.

KHOU in Houston reported that Bennet was indicted for “injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic who was working at NRG Stadium to control access to the field at Super Bowl LI.”

The incident reportedly occurred when Bennett tried to access the field following the game.

Bennett’s brother Martellus was playing for the Patriots at the time.

A warrant has been issued for Bennet’s arrest.

He risks losing out on the rest of his $40M contract.

Bennett has a history with the police, as he accused Las Vegas officers of racial targeting last August. His accusations were later debunked by video.

UPDATED: March 25, 4:50 p.m.

According to his lawyer, Rusty Hardin, Bennett is expected to turn himself on Monday. He lives in Hawaii, so he was not in the continental U.S. when he was indicted on Friday. Bennet faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine on charges of knowingly injuring a person over 65 years old.

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