Michael Bennett Claims Police Googled Him During Confrontation Then Stopped Harassment
Seattle Seahawks star defensive end Michael Bennett claims Las Vegas police officers stopped abusing him after Googling his name.
The Super Bowl champion spoke with ABC Wednesday morning, and described the incident from his point of view.
“I went from just being a black man to being a football player,” Bennett told ABC about what happened after police Googled his name
Bennett was briefly detained by Las Vegas police officers August 26 after the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
He claims he was fleeing from gunshots, and police threatened to kill him as they brandished weapons near his head.
However, there have also been reports he didn’t listen to commands from the police to get down on the ground and to stop running.
It’s unclear at this time whether or not Bennett intends to sue the city of Las Vegas.