Michael Bennett Speaks Out on Being a Victim of Police Brutality
— Michael Bennett (@mosesbread72) September 6, 2017
This morning, Michael Bennett took to Twitter to announce that he was the victim of unfair police treatment following the Floyd Maywether vs. Conor McGregor fight in Las Vegas on August 26. Following the fight, Bennett had heard gunshots go off in his area, so he did what most people would have done, tried to get the hell out of there. Police then approached him and made him get on the ground, put handcuffs on him, and held him at gunpoint.
Shortly after the tweet was posted, a video surfaced of the incident from TMZ:
What happens when you’re doing “nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.” – @mosesbread72 #BLM pic.twitter.com/o5gAofOw9A
— Aaron Dodson (@aardodson) September 6, 2017
Bennett has been one of the many to follow Colin Kaepernick’s trend of kneeling during the national anthem, and stated in his tweet that this incident has only strengthened that cause. He also said that he is currently exploring his legal options, so the matter will most likely be taken to court.
Michael and his brother Martellus are two of the most introspective guys in the NFL. It was actually just yesterday that an article was posted on The Undefeated, which dove into his work as a social activist. He and his brother have used their platform as professional athletes on numerous occasions to speak out and show support towards the Black Lives Matter movement. This issue that is plaguing our country is something that means a great deal to not only those guys but a lot of players in the NFL. I would expect the number of players kneeling around the league to jump a TON this season in support of Michael Bennett.
Written By: Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)