Injury to elderly charges dropped against Michael Bennett

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Michael Bennett’s lawyer predicted a year ago that the case against the defensive lineman would be exposed as “ludicrous.” On Wednesday, prosecutors in Houston dismissed the charge of injury to the elderly against Bennett, David Barron of the Houston Chronicle reports.

“We dismissed this case in the interest of justice. After looking at all the evidence, this was the right thing to do,” Vivian King, chief of staff to Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, said, via Barron.

Bennett was accused of pushing and injuring an elderly, paraplegic woman working as event staff at last year’s Super Bowl as he pushed his way onto field at NRG Stadium to celebrate with his brother, Martellus.

Injury to the elderly is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

The Patriots traded for Michael Bennett this offseason after the Eagles traded for him a year ago. Martellus Bennett retired after the 2017 season.

18 responses to “Injury to elderly charges dropped against Michael Bennett

  1. Yet everyone came for his neck saying he was “this & that”… I could tell from his demeanor during the interview that he never touched her, he looked like he wanted to cry… Now Houston PD will have a defamation of character lawsuit on their hands…

  2. I’d like to know about this one. I’m not going to judge anything I wasn’t present to witness, but the case seemed far from frivolous. More information being made public is something I would welcome in this particular case.

  3. I’d like more back story on this. It seems like there should be video from inside the stadium after a superbowl. What evidence lead them to bring charges then what lead them to drop them? This does not sound like Jussie Smollett, this sounds like a bogus case from the beginning.

  4. I hope Bennett can sue the pants off of the Houston Police Chief. That guy totally overstepped the bounds of decency in condemning Bennett without even a sniff of proof.

    At a minimum he should be fired.

  5. Michael Bennett is an excellent football player. However, we Patriots’ fans will be holding our noses all season long. For those who don’t follow football closely, his true content of character was exposed one night in Las Vegas as he made some blatantly false claims against law enforcement. Luckily there was a video. Look it up…

  6. How about maybe the guy was innocent or whatever happened was an accident. Maybe somebody was looking for a headline and we are all to quick to judge based on who we think he is.

  7. ricko1112 says:
    April 3, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Michael Bennett is an excellent football player. However, we Patriots’ fans will be holding our noses all season long. For those who don’t follow football closely, his true content of character was exposed one night in Las Vegas as he made some blatantly false claims against law enforcement. Luckily there was a video. Look it up…
    ————
    The same we Patriots’ fans you’re speaking of can continue your nose holding because your owner actually is charged with a real crime…

  8. Bennett is a clown and a hypocrite well exposed after the Vegas incident.

    But this thing sounded far fetched to begin with. A big guy pushing through a crowd of people in a Super Bowl victory mayhem may or may not have come into contact with an old lady, but this narrative that the dude trucked her over is just farcical.

  9. The fact that they had a wheelchair bound elderly woman working Super Bowl SECURITY and tried to pin this on him was ridiculous to start with.

  10. I knew this was BS to begin with. Anyone who believed this when it broke, you need to evaluated immediately.

  11. “We dismissed this case in the interest of justice.” – How about not filing charges in the first place? How do Prosecutors never suffer any consequences in these cases. It has been shown that there was literally zero evidence to even charge him, and that there were countless people there using that access.

  12. mediasloppy says:
    April 3, 2019 at 6:13 pm
    ricko1112 says:
    April 3, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Michael Bennett is an excellent football player. However, we Patriots’ fans will be holding our noses all season long. For those who don’t follow football closely, his true content of character was exposed one night in Las Vegas as he made some blatantly false claims against law enforcement. Luckily there was a video. Look it up…
    ————
    The same we Patriots’ fans you’re speaking of can continue your nose holding because your owner actually is charged with a real crime…

    Remember that part of Sesame Street where one of these things is not like the other?

    Smollett
    Bennett
    Kraft

    All charged, 2 cases dropped. Justice system is an interesting affair in America.

  13. “Bennett got a raise from the Patriots and slid some of that cash over to the elderly person.”

    Um the DA dropped the charges, not the elderly person. SMH

  14. One thing that gets to me is the very severe consequence in the law for something that can amount to pushing by someone who happens to be over 65. The law was enacted with good intentions, but it also is another paving block in the road to hell. Extending that law to something like this is ludicrous.

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