New video evidence appears to suggest that Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett lied about why police officers took him down in Las Vegas in late August.
Bennett claimed that he was the victim of racial profiling when police officers detained him outside the Cromwell Hotel following the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight as they were searching for a possible active shooter.
TMZ previously reported that everyone in the club was told by the police to get down and not move, at which point Bennett reportedly took off running.
During the incident Bennett screamed, “I wasn’t doing nothing man! I was here with my friends! They told us to get out, everybody ran!”
Bennett also claimed that one of the police officers threated to “blow my f**king head off,” of which there is no proof.
Here is the video of Las Vegas Officer explaining their actions to Bennett and he indicates that he understands.
Las Vegas sheriff Joseph Lombardo explains that officers did what they were supposed to do in stopping Michael Bennett and applauds them for the job they did. You can watch his comments below.
As we reported earlier this month, there were hundreds of videos depicting this situation and if something was done to Bennett that was outside department policy, it would be clear. We know know that almost 1000 videos were reviewed and the claims by Bennett are false.
Keep in mind that the NFL Commissioner, Pete Carroll, and multiple NFL Players defended Bennett. It is now a proven lie.
What will they do now?
Will the NFL issue an apology? Will the NFL investigate Bennett for lying? Will Pete Carroll say that he was wrong?
Accusing anyone, including law enforcement of racism is very serious and it should be just as serious to lie about it.
We wait and see of the NFL will hold Michael Bennett accountable for his actions and his lies.