Just before Michael Bennett even played a game for the Philadelphia Eagles, he was already in trouble when he was indicted by a grand jury in Texas for allegedly pushing a 66-year-old paraplegic woman following Super Bowl LI in February 2017.
Bennett, who was a member of the Seahawks at the time, was there to watch his brother play on the Patriots when he attempted to get on the field to celebrate. He was reportedly told by security he had to go another route when he allegedly pushed through the security members, including the 66-year-old.
Fast forward to April 2019 and prosecutors in Houston have now dismissed the charge of injury to the elderly against Bennett, David Barron of the Houston Chronicle reports.
“We dismissed this case in the interest of justice. After looking at all the evidence, this was the right thing to do,” Vivian King, chief of staff to Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, said, via Barron.
Injury to the elderly is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Bennett has since been traded to the New England Patriots. His brother, Martellus Bennett, retired after the 2017 season.