Seahawks’ Michael Bennett Alleges Officer Held Gun To His Head & Threatened His Life

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett alleges officers drew their guns and pointed them at him during an incident of mistaken identity following the Mayweather-McGregor fight in Vegas Aug. 26.

The NFL player shared his experience with the world via a social media post, which immediately went viral, and claims he was racially profiled and the victim of excessive force by officers from the Las Vegas Police Department.


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Bennett wrote in the post:

“As I laid on the ground, complying with his demands to not move, he placed his gun near my head and warned me that if I moved he would ‘fucking blow my head off.'”

Bennett has been in the news in recent weeks due to his decision to sit during the singing of the national anthem. He addressed that in the post as well.

“I have always held the strong conviction that protesting or standing up for justice is just simply the right thing to do. This fact is unequivocally, without question, why before every game, I sit during the national anthem – because equality doesn’t live in this country, and no matter how much money you make, what job title you have or have much you give, when you are seen as a ‘n*****,’ you will be treated that way.”

Bennett has since contacted Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris to explore his legal options.

TMZ Sports obtained video of the incident.


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