Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett released a statement alleging he was abused by police on his way back to his hotel after the McGregor/Mayweather fight.
In the statement, Bennett says that he was stopped by police after running from the sound of gunshots nearby after the fight, and the officers on the scene told him to get on the ground, handcuffed him, pointed a gun at his head, and told Bennett if he moved he would, ‘Blow [his] f—-ng head off.’
Bennett says once the officers realized he was a professional athlete, he was released, but not given an explanation for the manner in which he was treated.
Bennett states he has retained the services of a civil rights attorney John Burris to explore his legal options. He has consistently been a staunch advocate of former Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and has repeatedly spoken out against police brutality.
Here’s the full statement from Bennett.
— Michael Bennett (@mosesbread72) September 6, 2017
Here’s the video of the incident described by Bennett. It does not show a gun being held near his head by the officer, as alleged in the statement, but does show an officer with his gun drawn nearby. We’ll post additional video as it becomes available: