Michael Bennett arraignment postponed until August 7

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Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett’s arraignment on a charge of intentionally and knowingly causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older has been postponed again.

Bennett’s attorney Rusty Hardin told Tom Pelissero of NFL Media that his client’s arraignment on that felony charge was scheduled for Wednesday, but has been postponed to August 7. The arraignment has been postponed several times in recent months.

Bennett turned himself in to authorities in Houston in March after being charged in relation to his alleged behavior at the end of Super Bowl LI. Bennett is accused of pushing a 66-year-old paraplegic woman working to control access to the field when he was making his way onto the field to celebrate with his brother Martellus, who won the game as a member of the Patriots.

Hardin has said that Bennett will plead not guilty to a charge he called “ludicrous” in April. Per Pelissero, the hope on Bennett’s side is that the charges are dismissed before the start of the regular season. If not, the expectation is that a trial would not begin until after the 2018 season.

70 responses to “Michael Bennett arraignment postponed until August 7

  1. He’s the people’s hero, and therefore more important than anyone else, so don’t stand in his way.

  2. This is exactly what Malcolm Jenkins is talking about. I think. I honestly have no clue, I don’t pay attention to a word that guy says.

  3. Seahawks fans when Bennett was on the team: “He’s misunderstood. He’s a great guy and an exceptional player. Yo all are just jealous!”

    Seahawks fans after Bennett was traded: ” Have fun with him Philly fans. He’s a locker room cancer and is not that good anymore”.

  4. maybe there was no reason to try and stop someone from hugging their BROTHER after an emotional win.

    maybe he got excited and accidentaly ran into the person.

    to say he intentionally tried to harm someone is ludicrous.

    outrageous in fact.

    if someone had tried to stop, say, at QB’s parents, from hugging him after a win…i shudder just thinking about it.

  5. I’d love to know how an elderly paraplegic woman would create these allegations if they didnt actually happen. Bennett has shown his true colors and should be banned from the NFL.

  6. Now this is why the players are protesting the flag and the military. All Michael Bennett wanted to do was go on the field and celebrate with his brother. Now he faces felony charges and possible imprisonment when he didn’t do anything wrong except being black. He was also assaulted by the police in Las Vegas because he “fit the description” just a year ago

  7. Postponed = The prosecutor is recognizing that there’s no way they can get a conviction on the trumped up charges they’re trying to hit him with.

  8. America is supposed to be a “free” country, yet it has a higher prison population than Russia, China, and North Korea. America continuously incarcerates people who commit victimless crimes such as nonviolent drug offenders. Imagine going to jail or prison for simply inhaling a substance.

  9. breadmeatcheese says:

    June 26, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    maybe there was no reason to try and stop someone from hugging their BROTHER after an emotional win.
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    Maybe there was.

  10. Postponing this many times equals lack of evidence and they are trying to dig something up. A Super Bowl and nobody caught this in film of any kind.

    Dude is a scumbag, but something isn’t right here.

  11. cardinalsfan87 says:
    June 26, 2018 at 3:05 pm
    I’d love to know how an elderly paraplegic woman would create these allegations if they didnt actually happen. Bennett has shown his true colors and should be banned from the NFL.

    11 2 Rate This

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    There are cameras everywhere, so it’d be hard to fake such an incident, yes.

  12. saulg2 says:
    June 26, 2018 at 2:56 pm
    How do you postponing an arraignment??
    For months??

    No special treatment here…
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    Well when the prosecutor isn’t exactly forthcoming in turning over video evidence that might be exculpatory, I might ask for a continuance as well…

  13. They have video of a ballboy taking a 30 second p with ,ahem,”deflated” balls, but nary a video of this incident? BTW, did he have a pass giving him access to the field?

  14. camsbiggestfan says:
    Now this is why the players are protesting the flag and the military. All Michael Bennett wanted to do was go on the field and celebrate with his brother. Now he faces felony charges and possible imprisonment when he didn’t do anything wrong except being black. He was also assaulted by the police in Las Vegas because he “fit the description” just a year ago

    America is supposed to be a “free” country, yet it has a higher prison population than Russia, China, and North Korea. America continuously incarcerates people who commit victimless crimes such as nonviolent drug offenders. Imagine going to jail or prison for simply inhaling a substance.
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    You are the best reason I’ve seen for being Pro Choice.

  15. youngnoizecom says:
    June 26, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Arraignment for what?
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    Playing the “Do you know who I am?” card, and some other stuff.

  16. The only people who believe this happen are people who hate Bennett, no else. It’s sad the lanks you guys will go through to support your racists agendas

  17. camsbiggestfan says:
    Now this is why the players are protesting the flag and the military. All Michael Bennett wanted to do was go on the field and celebrate with his brother.
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    I’m sure lots of people wanted to go onto the field to celebrate but they weren’t allowed to because…wait for it…it is trespassing to go onto the field! I don’t care if his brother played in the game or not. He wasn’t on either team playing the game that night, ergo, stay off the damn field or get arrested.

  18. I wonder if he would have thought it was ludicrous if the same thing happened to someone he knows. I have a pretty good idea what he’d be saying then.

  19. cardinalsfan87 says:
    June 26, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    I’d love to know how an elderly paraplegic woman would create these allegations if they didnt actually happen. Bennett has shown his true colors and should be banned from the NFL.
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    And I’d love to know how you, or anyone else can come to such a conclusion without knowing any of the facts of the case and the prosecution not offering anything.

    I’m no fan of Bennet at all, but the fact that that it went to a Grand Jury instead of directly through the prosecutors office, with NO witnesses in a major crowded sporting event, and it took a year for charges likely means it is doubtful anything like this happened.

  20. Charges dismissed? Hell no. This guy bowled over a crippled woman because his entitled millennial a** felt that he could do whatever he wanted. He’s also guilty of falsely accusing Vegas cops of excessive force and profiling. This guy is a liar and he’s broken the law.
    Lock this bum up and throw away the key.

  21. Wow……a bunch of Snowflakes calling people with whom they disagree “racists”. time to find a safe space quick!!

  22. The only people who believe this happen are people who hate Bennett, no else. It’s sad the lanks you guys will go through to support your racists agendas
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    Why is it that every time a black man gets in trouble the racism card comes flying out?
    Doesn’t playing the victim role ever get old?

  23. so….apparently a dead body was just found at Janoris Jenkins’ house in NJ.

    You Giants fans still got a lot to say about Bennett?

  24. Where is PFT’s daily reminder that the iggles are Super Bowl Champions ?

  25. chefninerapologist says:
    June 26, 2018 at 4:43 pm
    The only people who believe this happen are people who hate Bennett, no else. It’s sad the lanks you guys will go through to support your racists agendas
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    Why is it that every time a black man gets in trouble the racism card comes flying out?
    Doesn’t playing the victim role ever get old?
    ___________________
    No. It never gets old. You made the bed of racism and now you desire to distance yourself (and more tragic) want us to disavow it as it stands before you in all it’s sickening glory. You should be begging for forgiveness instead of exacerbating the problem

  26. chefninerapologist says:

    June 26, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    The only people who believe this happen are people who hate Bennett, no else. It’s sad the lanks you guys will go through to support your racists agendas
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    Why is it that every time a black man gets in trouble the racism card comes flying out?
    Doesn’t playing the victim role ever get old?

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    Apparently no it doesn’t ever get old

  27. trumploverblog says:
    Put that trader in jail
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    What was Bennett trading?

  28. This happened in Texas? The charges against Bennett will not be dismissed.

  29. OK, so as much as I think Bennet is a turd, someone tell me how a 66 yr old paraplegic is going to limit access to the field? Roll their wheelchair in the way? Does it have Bodacea spikes on the hubs?

  30. This can only be postponed for so long. It’s the SuperBowl, there has to be witnesses. The true story of what happened will come to light shortly….

  31. Also – I’m sorry but- why is an elderly paraplegic woman helping with field access and security?

  32. someone check if she is working while on social security! Fraud i smell fraud!

  33. I’m a little confused about what happened. He was running to the field and ran into a security guard in a wheelchair right? Well I’m assuming that she was lower than everyone and he didn’t see her? How is this a crime? What am I missing from the story? It sounds like an accident but what happened that it isn’t?

  34. camsbiggestfan says:
    June 26, 2018 at 3:06 pm
    Now this is why the players are protesting the flag and the military. All Michael Bennett wanted to do was go on the field and celebrate with his brother. Now he faces felony charges and possible imprisonment when he didn’t do anything wrong except being black. He was also assaulted by the police in Las Vegas because he “fit the description” just a year ago

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    You’re kidding, right? Sure you are, aren’t you? Come on now, you can’t be this ignorant, can you? Must be a cam fan.

  35. camsbiggestfan says:
    June 26, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Now he faces felony charges and possible imprisonment when he didn’t do anything wrong except being black. He was also assaulted by the police in Las Vegas because he “fit the description” just a year ago
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    False and false.. Neither of these statements are true. He did go on the field when he was not permitted. It had nothing to do with being black and everything to do with going on the field when he wasn’t allowed. Second, he was not assualted by the police. Did you even watch the tape or read what happened. The Las Vegas police did absolutely nothing wrong. It was an active shooter situation – they acted appropriately and reasonably.

  36. camsbiggestfan says:

    America is supposed to be a “free” country, yet it has a higher prison population than Russia, China, and North Korea. America continuously incarcerates people who commit victimless crimes such as nonviolent drug offenders. Imagine going to jail or prison for simply inhaling a substance.
    __________________________________________________
    We are a free country. We have laws. When you break the law we lock your rear end up. Here is a clue – don’t break the law in the United States. You want to use controlled substances go to a country that allows it. Otherwise, take your chances. But don’t whine when you get caught and end up in prison. That’s a “YOU” problem.

  37. nflfan12blog says:

    I’m no fan of Bennet at all, but the fact that that it went to a Grand Jury instead of directly through the prosecutors office, with NO witnesses in a major crowded sporting event, and it took a year for charges likely means it is doubtful anything like this happened.
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    Do you know what you are talking about? Do you know anything about the process? Your comments indicate that you haven’t got a clue about what you are talking about. You realize that most of the time the prosecutors use a grand jury to return a “True Bill” which means their is PC to bring charges. Just because they used a grand jury doesn’t mean that the case isn’t supported by the prosecutors office. In fact, what good would it be to return a true bill in a criminal case if the prosecutors office doesnt support charges? I’ll wait……

  38. It’s just kinda funny how nobody heard anything about this situation for over a year. But just a couple days after Bennett signed with the eagles, a TEXAS judge issues a warrant for the new eagle player. Also funny how last year a TEXAS judge overruled the elliot suspension. Those TEXAS judges sure seem to do their best to help their precious cowboys.

  39. Another great guy huh? I personally don’t know anybody that has ever done anything even close to this and I’m 53 years old. I also don’t personally know any Rapists or murders. Maybe everybody should ask themselves if they do and then ask why am I supporting this collective group of trash known as the NFL. I love the losers that are just sticking up for him because of the color of his skin. #Trueracism

  40. I love the thick smell of racism and low IQ in the morning… what a wonderful mix.

    Simple for this incident really..
    1. If there is evidence of any sort be it video and/or witnesses, it’ll go to trial and will be dealt with there.
    2. If there isn’t any witnesses/evidence, I would expect Bennett to sue the PD and make a good amount of money off of their stupidity after it’s dropped.

  41. I’m seriously asking…is that what the charges are for? He stormed the field and wasn’t allowed on it? I only heard he ran into a woman in a wheelchair. Ok that’s not an only but that didn’t sound like a crime

  42. The justice system is racist for doing it’s job. Africans suffered so much they should be exempt from the law and paid for their existence.

  43. Darryl Williams says:
    June 26, 2018 at 8:12 p

    Do you know what you are talking about? Do you know anything about the process? Your comments indicate that you haven’t got a clue about what you are talking about. You realize that most of the time the prosecutors use a grand jury to return a “True Bill” which means their is PC to bring charges. Just because they used a grand jury doesn’t mean that the case isn’t supported by the prosecutors office. In fact, what good would it be to return a true bill in a criminal case if the prosecutors office doesnt support charges? I’ll wait……
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    It can vary state by state, and of course as anyone knows a prosecuter can generally get any verdict he wants in a gatrand Jury- the bar is set low here.

    Lets pretend for a moment it happened exactly as reported. Please tell me the last time a prosecutor in that scenario bothers with the Grand Jury process? Please point to 1 case where a prosecutor waited for a WHOLE YEAR with such horrible charges. Please show me 1 case anywhere, never mind Texas, where a person wouldn’t be arrested and charged immediately after assaulting an elderly, wheelchair bound woman?

    By definition, there would have been at least dozens, if not hundreds of witnesses, and certainly some type of tape. Not a SINGLE witness came forward, either before or after charges were made public, and NBC owns the tapes- don’t you think a NEWS outlet would have scoured those tapes to put on the news in this era? There are plenty of other obvious problems here.

    Grand Jury’s are also often used when a Prosecutor doesn’t support the case or its evidence,but wants the appearance that he does. Also, smart lawyers, who represent a client and want to sue in civil court will put pressure on a Prosecutor to at least present charges, and Prosecutors will send it to a Grand Jury to get it off his back. It is far easier to get a civil; judgement for a client when the defendant has charges filed against him. Prosecutors are (generally) elected, and they don’t want a smart civil lawyer coming forward to the public calling him out for not filing charges against a “rich elite athlete who assaults women in wheelchairs”

    Again, it is rare for such crimes to go to a Grand Jury.

    Again, with so many witnesses, why on earth wait nearly a year? If Bennett assaulted your wheelchair bound mother would you allow that? If you don’t believe/understand that Prosecutors are political figures, and are subject to political pressures, and often use the Grand Jury process in political situations you are being naive.

    I don’t care for Bennet at all, but lets give him is fair process.

  44. dcpatfan says:
    June 26, 2018 at 5:12 pm
    chefninerapologist says:
    June 26, 2018 at 4:43 pm
    The only people who believe this happen are people who hate Bennett, no else. It’s sad the lanks you guys will go through to support your racists agendas
    ————–
    Why is it that every time a black man gets in trouble the racism card comes flying out?
    Doesn’t playing the victim role ever get old?
    ___________________
    No. It never gets old. You made the bed of racism and now you desire to distance yourself (and more tragic) want us to disavow it as it stands before you in all it’s sickening glory. You should be begging for forgiveness instead of exacerbating the problem

    Youngnoize, Camsbigestfan and you always take one side of each and every race issue. What on earth do you guys do when both sides of a problem has no white to blame?

    Sometimes they are guilty but never once have any of you given the same benefit of the doubt to a non-black person. You and guys like you who automatically assume racism define prejudice and bigotry. Maybe someday you’ll get why there’s no real hope for racial harmony in this country.

  45. matthewquiqley says:
    June 26, 2018 at 2:43 pm
    Between this and the Warrior TE, this police brutality is getting out of control.

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    Benetts case is not police brutality. In fact, the charge (that TBH I am not convinced he is guilty of) is that it was Bennett committing the brutality.

    Its better to have the facts straight rather than just playing the standard victim cards (ie police brutality, racism) right out the gate. Especially in a case like this where the facts are a long way from established yet and once they are, could very well exonerate your guy.

  46. Darryl Williams says:
    June 26, 2018 at 8:12 pm
    nflfan12blog says:

    I’m no fan of Bennet at all, but the fact that that it went to a Grand Jury instead of directly through the prosecutors office, with NO witnesses in a major crowded sporting event, and it took a year for charges likely means it is doubtful anything like this happened.
    __________________________________________________
    Do you know what you are talking about? Do you know anything about the process? Your comments indicate that you haven’t got a clue about what you are talking about. You realize that most of the time the prosecutors use a grand jury to return a “True Bill” which means their is PC to bring charges. Just because they used a grand jury doesn’t mean that the case isn’t supported by the prosecutors office. In fact, what good would it be to return a true bill in a criminal case if the prosecutors office doesnt support charges? I’ll wait……

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    Im not a fan of Bennett either. He has several times done things in my eyes that make me feel that he is a blight on our society. I also have a personal belief that he is the sort that will do more. But this one particular case still (and without debating individual legal details neither if us are even sure of) smells bad to me. I wont get into debating legal details niether of us are sure of, Ill just say that the story against Bennett, as it stands now, is struggling to get through my filter.

    When you have a guy that regularly plays the victim card falsely and vilifies law enfircement as he does it, its still a bad tactic to ‘try and get him’. I dont care how sick of his antics they are two wrongs still dont make a right. And if it turns out that this one time he really is being victimized that fact will cloud any future issues that might arise with this guy’s behavior. And it feeds others that are way to free about playing victim cards. Even just one real case of victimization will speak louder than a thousand debunked cases. So I sure hope this is not whats happening here.

  47. nflfan12blog says:

    I’m no fan of Bennet at all, but the fact that that it went to a Grand Jury instead of directly through the prosecutors office, with NO witnesses in a major crowded sporting event, and it took a year for charges likely means it is doubtful anything like this happened.

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    You really don’t understand some very basic concepts….

  48. nhpats says:
    June 27, 2018 at 8:45 am

    nflfan12blog says:

    I’m no fan of Bennet at all, but the fact that that it went to a Grand Jury instead of directly through the prosecutors office, with NO witnesses in a major crowded sporting event, and it took a year for charges likely means it is doubtful anything like this happened.

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    You really don’t understand some very basic concepts….
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    Please explain, instead of a one line blurb!

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