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Newly Released Body Cam Footage Has Social Media Thinking Michael Bennett Lied About Vegas Incident (VIDEO)
Earlier this month, Michael Bennett took to social media and talked about an incident that happened to him in Las Vegas on August 26, immediately following the McGregor-Mayweather fight. Bennett explained how Vegas police sought him out after an apparent shooting and put a gun to his head, all while threatening to shoot him.
He even posted a still-photo of what appeared to be an officer pointing a gun at his head while he was down on the ground.
— Michael Bennett (@mosesbread72) September 7, 2017
On Friday, Las Vegas police said they found “no evidence” that officers used excessive force on Michael Bennett and released various versions of body cam footage to further prove their point.
That footage, which has been seen by thousands, has many believing Bennett was lying about being racially profiled—even though it doesn’t actually show the moment of Bennett’s arrest.
Many individuals took to Twitter to call him out.
Hey @espn, y’all gonna point out your hero Michael Bennett is a race baiting liar or nah?
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 29, 2017
Michael Bennett claimed the cop placed a gun at his head and said “Don’t move or I’ll blow your head off”. This was a lie. Why lie Michael? — Chiz NFL (@CChiz5) September 29, 2017
Start with firing Michael Bennett for lying about being racially profiled. Just watched the video on TMZ.
— kris boulay (@KrisBoulay) September 29, 2017
— Philly Sports (@MadeForPhilly) September 29, 2017
if anyone watches that Michael Bennett video and says the police were victimizing him.. you’re lying to yourself. he lied for a story — Bo Helsel (@Boozle2) September 29, 2017
So Michael Bennett lied with the intention of furthering our racial divide, isn’t that just so nice
— travis (@travisparks24) September 29, 2017
— One of the Good Guys (@1ofthegoodguyz) September 30, 2017
So the Michael Bennett shit ended very cordial with the Police even apologizing WTF was he talking about ? this is why I wait for facts — hardhittingsports (@kasuwell) September 30, 2017
U cant claim u want better relations between police and citizens & flat out lie about an encounter with them. Shame on you Michael bennett
— cMc (@RealBobcatMatt) September 30, 2017