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Michael Bennett felony charge has been dismissed

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Update on the former Eagles defensive end.

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This has been a good week for former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett.

On Tuesday, Bennett received a pay raise from the New England Patriots. On Wednesday, the felony charge of injury of the elderly against Bennett was dismissed.

The following statement comes from Vivian King, chief of staff for District Attorney Kim Ogg (via the Houston Chronicle):

“After looking at all the evidence and applying the law, a crime could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. There was probable cause to warrant a charge initially, but after a careful review of all the pre-charge and post-charge evidence, we cannot prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt.”

This development comes one year after Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo called Bennett “morally bankrupt.”

Just because the charge against Bennett was dismissed doesn’t mean he’s totally in the clear. He’s still potentially subject to league punishment via the NFL’s personal conduct policy. It remains to be seen if he’ll be fined and/or suspended.

The Eagles traded Bennett and a 2020 seventh-round pick to the Patriots last month in exchange for New England’s 2020 fifth-round pick.

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