seattle seahawks’ michael bennett says police threatened to “blow [his] f*cking head off” after mayweather-mcgregor fight
By Erin White
September 6, 2017
After leaving the Mayweather-McGregor fight two weekends ago, NFL player Michael Bennett says he was the victim of police brutality after what sounded like gunshots rang out and crowds scattered. This morning the Seahawks defensive end chronicled the frightening series of events where he was handcuffed and pinned on the ground by a Las Vegas Police Officer who threatened to “blow [his] fucking head off:
— Michael Bennett (@mosesbread72) September 6, 2017
Bennett’s brother, Martellus Bennett, recounted being on the receiving end of a phone call Michael placed after being held by police on:
Via @mosesbread72 the call that night was a scary one. The emotion and the thought of almost losing you because of the way you look left me in one of the saddest places ever. I could hear the fear in your voice, the tears in your eyes as well your sprinting heart beat. I can't imagine how the people who lost their loved ones felt when they got the call. A lot of people feel like it couldn't happen to them because of status, neighborhood ("tghat only happens in the hood") or whatever, but it all honesty YOU could be next. I COULD BE NEXT. YOUR SON, DAUGHTER, BROTHER, FATHER, GRANDPA, SISTER, COUSIN could be next. I'm sad that you have to share this type of experience with the world but at the same time I'm happy that it happened to you and you lived to talk about it because we all know you're going to talk about it. Lol. The conversation is growing and I'm glad your voice is one of the ones being heard. You are as real as they come, well at least how they used to come. I encourage you to Continue telling your story and the stories of those that came before. I love you very much @mosesbread72 to me you're much more than a nigger.
Bennett says he retained civil rights attorney John Burris and is exploring legal options against the LVMPD.
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