REPORT: Michael Bennett Ran From Police, Disobeyed Orders To Get Down

Michael Bennett (Credit: Getty Images/Christian Petersen)

David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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A new report claims that Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett ran from the police and disobeyed direct orders before being detained back in August.

Bennett released a statement Wednesday morning claiming he was the target of racism and police brutality after being detained by Las Vegas police officers. He also claimed police threatened to shoot him in the head.

However, TMZ Sports is presenting a different side of the story.

TMZ Sports reported the following:

Sources connected to the investigation tell TMZ Sports … when cops responded to the club for a possible shooting, they ordered everyone to get down and not move so they could properly search and investigate.

We’re told Bennett did not stay put — instead, he ran — and a cop outside the club stopped him and ordered him down to the ground at gunpoint.

Our sources say Bennett was detained until cops could determine he was not involved in any possible criminal activity … and he was released.

Things are going to get very interesting before we find out the full story. Continue to check back for more updates.

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