NFL won’t investigate Michael Bennett

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The Las Vegas police union wants the NFL to investigate Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett. The NFL will not be granting that request.

“There is no allegation of a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy tells PFT, “and therefore there is no basis for an NFL investigation.”

Bennett alleges that Las Vegas police officers engaged in racial profiling and other misconduct during an August 26 incident that resulted in police detaining Bennett with force. The Las Vegas police union has asked the NFL to “conduct an investigation, and take appropriate action, into Michael Bennett’s obvious false allegations against our officers.”

At this point, it appears the only investigation will be the one conducted by the Las Vegas police department, the relevant federal authorities, and/or Bennett’s lawyers if/when a lawsuit is filed.

77 responses to “NFL won’t investigate Michael Bennett

  1. Haha, its not slander. The guy felt it he was harassed and got a lawyer to investigate it. That’s how it works. The morons at the police union bringing up how Bennett acts during the Anthem had nothing to do with anything except being an attack on Bennett. Because how dare he say he felt like he was a victim. Options like clownbaby37 is was keeps other victims of crimes quiet, you need to speak up and let people investigate it.

  2. Looks like the Las Vegas police officers involved should sue him for slander. I’m sure there is video evidence of the whole incident. If Bennett is lying to further his agenda he should be held accountable. He has deep pockets. Cha Ching!

  3. Yes, why would the NFL care that one of its players is trying to poison the very market they are moving a team to. #Goodellogic

  4. If there were ever to be cameras available to see how it all played out, it would be a casino since they got cameras everywhere. All with in time and I’m sure we’ll see frame by frame how it all played out.

  5. Don’t you people already know that Goodell hates cops? He personally stopped a proposed ‘arm in arm’ tribute the Dallas Cowboys wanted to have for the Dallas PD, before a home game last year, when 5 officers were killed in the city the week prior. 345’s stance was that it wasn’t a league sanctioned tribute, dumbfoundingly ignorant. Goodell and his cronies also routinely disregard investigations conducted by various police departments from around the country and on numerous cases or non-cases in some instances. This is just par for the course for how business is conducted today at 345.

  6. It’s not the police department…..it’s the police union. They are clueless about how profiling works. They also are grinding an axe about Bennett’s flag protest which has nothing to do with the Vegas incident.

  7. He lied. Plain and simple. If this at all went down like he said we would have heard about it that night. Bennett would have took to social media as soon as the cuffs come off. Lvpd is confident in their findings and it’s on world news as I type. Typical liberal lies and fake news. Further poisoning any cause they may have

  8. Tess: You of all people should know Terry, in your hotel, there’s always someone watching…

    – Oceans 11

    There is ALWAYS video in Vegas. That’s why LVPD is patiently reviewing any and all video that becomes available. If a tape exists of a 300 lb. hulk jumping a wall while running from the police, they will find it. They will search every video camera in Vegas, as well as every cell phone video provided by the public.

  9. So i guess at this point Goodell just spins a wheel in his office with various punishments and wherever it lands is what is handed out. Next year when geno smith gets into a shootout with the Oklahoma city PD and the wheel comes up “Disney cruise”, thats when the hard decisions will have to be made.

  10. Bennett is actually smart. He knew if he lied and made up some story about an officer threatening to “blow his head off”, he would gain sympathy from the media and not be investigated by the NFL, who is scared of the media, for running away from the police.

  11. Hawks are my team, but I really wish Bennett was gone. Locker room issues, false starts (annual league leader) and I’ve heard he’s lost a step this year.

  12. nhpats says:
    September 7, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Oh yeah…..Las Vegas police are going to treat the Raiders real well when they move there…… what could go wrong

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    Considering revenue generated from the new stadium is going to fund more officers for the sherrif’s department. In a way, the police will be on the Raiders payroll.

  13. Police should band together and refuse to work details at every nfl game and watch chaos reign. Goodell would have to take a cut in pay to pay private security details

  14. They gave Roger a chance. It was a warning as well as a chance. They don’t use words like “completely false accusations” unless they know exactly what they’re talking about and can prove it.

    Bold prediction: tomorrow the LVPD come forward with a boatload of. Ideo evidence that makes Bennett look like a complete fool, and Goodall and the NFL right along with him.

  15. BENNETT: They racially profiled me.
    LV COPS: He hid behind a gaming machine and jumped a wall.

    Somebody’s lying, so let’s get witnesses because Bennett wasn’t at the fight alone. Let’s get casino video footage. Let’s get cell phone footage from passers by. And let’s question the fact that the body cam video from the cops has mysteriously become nonexistent.

  16. The Raiders and teams they play will be coming to Las Vegas, and the LVPD wants to let the NFL know that no matter what happens now they will store this little chip away for use at another time.

  17. hexy27 says:
    September 7, 2017 at 6:39 pm
    This one is easy. Just play the body cam video…
    Oh, wait… the dirty cop had his camera off.
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    There are 125 other video feeds of the incident. Doubt that will be a problem.

  18. red13041 says:
    September 7, 2017 at 6:42 pm
    Looks like the Las Vegas police officers involved should sue him for slander. I’m sure there is video evidence of the whole incident. If Bennett is lying to further his agenda he should be held accountable. He has deep pockets. Cha Ching!
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    Of course the only video we’ve seen has the police on top of Bennett with a gun out because their body cams mysteriously malfunctioned. Hmmmm!

  19. To suggest that the body camera not being on somehow implies evidence of Bennett’s claims means that you would have to assume that the officer made a conscious decision to leave his body camera off while going to an active shooter call, explicitly for the reason that he wanted to racially profile somebody. It’s a claim that defies all reason.

  20. zwakblog says:
    September 7, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    The NFL has lost all credibility my god..
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    You think that this was the straw that broke the camel’s back?

  21. sportoficionado says:
    September 7, 2017 at 6:47 pm
    Don’t you people already know that Goodell hates cops? He personally stopped a proposed ‘arm in arm’ tribute the Dallas Cowboys wanted to have for the Dallas PD, before a home game last year, when 5 officers were killed in the city the week prior. 345’s stance was that it wasn’t a league sanctioned tribute, dumbfoundingly ignorant. Goodell and his cronies also routinely disregard investigations conducted by various police departments from around the country and on numerous cases or non-cases in some instances. This is just par for the course for how business is conducted today at 345.

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    This is true. If he stopped a flag protest the sjw would scream about freedom of speech and right to protest. But if that would be then so was this. Those rights either exist or they dont. It does not depend on which side they are protesting.

  22. cboys4life2014 says:
    September 7, 2017 at 7:57 pm
    Interestingly enough if it’d been 2 other civilian black males holding Bennett down at gunpoint we would’ve heard nothing about it

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    If that had been the case it would have been those same cops that would have placed their lives on the line to rescue him.

  23. Let’s not kid anyone. Trump out there screaming how he supports the police is code for his support of the cops returning to Jim Crow era, a return to the good ol’ days for the Republican Party. And this is why this happens every day to African-Americans. Only this time they did it to someone famous. If I were him, I’d sue the police and the Republican Party.

  24. NFL = Nation of freaking Liberals. I am a fan because its just sports, well it was. now its a political platform. Fire Goodell and any player using this great sport for a political platform.

  25. Plain as day that Bennet lied. Race did not play a factor in what happened. his actions are what caused it. There were plenty of black people in that casino, is Bennet claiming he is blacker than all of them? If during a possible active shooter situation (which guns are already drawn) you hide, then run, then jump a barrier, do not expect the police to play around with you. They will not be nice and they will do what they will to make sure you are not a threat.

  26. briang123 says:
    If I were him, I’d sue the police and the Republican Party.

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    Okay. And next time an illegal alien kills an American, you’ll sue the Democratic Party. Right?

  27. It is sad that 99% of police officers are on the level and play by the rules; but the SJW’s and snowflakes never give them the benefit of the doubt anymore (yet call them the instant they are in need of help).

    Bennett is a race-baiting proven LIAR and the lemmings lapped up his “story” and are now back-peddling. I love it.

    Bait-on SJW’s…..bait-on. Go grab your vapes, put on your skinny jeans, and cry about some statues.

  28. briang123 says:
    September 7, 2017 at 8:29 pm
    Let’s not kid anyone. Trump out there screaming how he supports the police is code for his support of the cops returning to Jim Crow era, a return to the good ol’ days for the Republican Party. And this is why this happens every day to African-Americans. Only this time they did it to someone famous. If I were him, I’d sue the police and the Republican Party.
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    The Confederate Government were the southern democrats. The KKK was the militant wing of the Democratic Party. The democrats were against all civil rights legislation in the 50s and 60s. Who’s kidding who?

  29. Liberalsruineverything says:
    September 7, 2017 at 10:28 pm
    briang123 says:
    September 7, 2017 at 8:29 pm
    Let’s not kid anyone. Trump out there screaming how he supports the police is code for his support of the cops returning to Jim Crow era, a return to the good ol’ days for the Republican Party. And this is why this happens every day to African-Americans. Only this time they did it to someone famous. If I were him, I’d sue the police and the Republican Party.
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    The Confederate Government were the southern democrats. The KKK was the militant wing of the Democratic Party. The democrats were against all civil rights legislation in the 50s and 60s. Who’s kidding who?

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    All your statement does is illustrate your complete lack of historical knowledge. Maybe research what the democratic party was and realize that it’s the GOP now before you start thinking you’re making a good point. Moron.

  30. briang123 says:
    September 7, 2017 at 8:29 pm
    Let’s not kid anyone. Trump out there screaming how he supports the police is code for his support of the cops returning to Jim Crow era, a return to the good ol’ days for the Republican Party. And this is why this happens every day to African-Americans. Only this time they did it to someone famous. If I were him, I’d sue the police and the Republican Party.

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    You are not only wrong, you’re an idiot for saying this. African Americans also commit more crimes in this country than anyone, every day.
    I am so glad you liberal whiners have riled the Conservative voters in this country because they will continue to get out and vote to keep liberals out of office.
    All of this hysteria over race is out of control. Bennett is a perfect example of that. He shouted that he was a victim of racism from the moment this happened, but neglected to tell the whole truth about it.
    I am not a racist and I do not hate black people. On the contrary, I respect anyone who works hard within the rules to make their lives and the lives of their families better. But it’s high time they turn the spotlight on themselves and take a deep look at what they see. The great majority of the problems in black communities are caused by themselves. Drug use, alcohol use, kids with no dad in the home, and black crime against other blacks are what they should be shouting about. Because those things have perpetuated the misery that exists in their communities. When they do that and get their acts together and stop hollering racism all the time, people like me will listen to what they have to say.

  31. Aught oh…………..here come the fan boys that know everything about social injustice, politics, being a HC and GM in the NFL, and can split atoms in the trunk of their Mom’s car. Danger Will Robinson, Danger.

  32. Bennett is a liar who needs to be punished. Can’t wait for our fans to boo him on Sunday and see the Pack destroy his sorry team.

  33. Unlike the NFL, I’ll wait to see all the evidence. Not sure what the rush was. Could be some egg on their face again or could be a good guess.

  34. Everyone demanding body cams on all the time, be careful what you ask for. How do you explain in front of a judge jury that you didn’t do what the whole courtroom can see you do on video? No longer can you say, “It wasn’t me.”

  35. Fire the crocked cops! Since he already has a body cam that the people of nevada paid for, why the body cam off? Because you are a crocked cop thats why. We all saw the body cam footage of the dumbass cops in Baltimore planting drugs when they thought their body cam was off. GET A CLUE PEOPLE! Michael Bennett is already rich and famous. He has no reason to lie.

  36. Everyone demanding body cams on all the time, be careful what you ask for. How do you explain in front of a judge jury that you didn’t do what the whole courtroom can see you do on video? No longer can you say, “It wasn’t me.”
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    Yeah, we want guilty people held accountable and innocent people to go free. I don’t really see the conundrum here.

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