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Michael Bennett reportedly indicted on felony charge

The new Eagles defender is suddenly facing a legal situation.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

New Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett has been indicted by a Harris County grand jury on a felony charge of injury of the eldery, according to Houston television station KHOU.

The alleged incident took place immediately following the 2017 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Bennett was there to watch his brother, Martellus, play.

More from the report:

NRG Security personnel, including the 66-year-old disabled victim, told Bennett he had to use a different entrance for field access.

Instead, he pushed through them, including the elderly woman who was part of the security team.

The charge, injury to the elderly, includes intentionally and knowingly, causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older. It carries a penalty of up to ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

As a result of the indictment, a warrant has been issued for Bennett’s arrest. Prosecutors are working with Bennett’s counsel regarding his surrender.

The Eagles recently acquired Bennett in a trade with the Seahawks. Philadelphia sent wide receiver Marcus Johnson and a 2018 fifth-round pick to Seattle in exchange for Bennett and a 2018 seventh-round pick.

This is a developing story so we’ll have more updates as they are made available. Check back often.

UPDATE: So apparently neither team knew about this situation.

SECOND UPDATE: Statement from Houston police chief.

THIRD UPDATE: Official statement from the Eagles.


(Hat tip to BGN reader @ImportedGoodz)

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