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Over a week after the initial incident, Michael Bennett’s arrest in Las Vegas came to light on Wednesday when he took to Twitter to state how he was treated by police after hearing gunshots in the area and fleeing in the opposite direction.
The Seattle Seahawks defensive end claims he was wrongfully detained by Las Vegas Police outside Drai’s Nightclub following the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight. He added he was detained only because he was a black man, but the Las Vegas Police department are trying to paint a different picture.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department stated that their decision to detain Bennett on Aug. 26 was prompted by his decision to run from a casino.
Sources connected to the investigation tell TMZ Sports … when cops responded to the club for a possible shooting, they ordered everyone to get down and not move so they could properly search and investigate.
We’re told Bennett did not stay put — instead, he ran — and a cop outside the club stopped him and ordered him down to the ground at gunpoint.
Our sources say Bennett was detained until cops could determine he was not involved in any possible criminal activity … and he was released.
Las Vegas police undersherriff on Michael Bennett: #Seahawks player running from scene prompted officers’ reaction to stop, handcuff him
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) September 6, 2017
Here’s the takedown: