Michael Bennett Cries Racism After Las Vegas Police Hold Him At Gunpoint, Then Truth Comes Out

Michael Bennett released grossly inaccurate claims about Las Vegas police officers.

Michael Bennett released grossly inaccurate claims about Las Vegas police officers.

Michael Bennett Makes Up False Claims Of Racial Profiling

On Wednesday, NFL player Michael Bennett released a statement in which he accused Last Vegas Metro officers of pointing their guns at him for “doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.” (video below)

Later on Wednesday, Las Vegas Metro responded to his allegations with what actually happened.

Before we get into the details, here is a statement released by Michael Bennett on Wednesday:

“Dear World,

On Saturday, August 26, 2017 was in Las Vegas to attend the Mayweather-McGregor fight on my day off. After the fight while heading back to my hotel several hundred people heard what sounded like gunshots.

Like many of the people in the area ran away from the sound, looking for safety. Las Vegas police officers singled me out and pointed their guns at me for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.

A police officer ordered me to get on the ground. As laid on the ground, complying with his commands to not move, he placed his gun near my head and warned me that if moved he would “blow my fucking head off.”

Terrified and confused by what was taking place, a second Officer came over and forcefully jammed his knee into my back making it difficult for me to breathe. They then cinched the handcuffs on my wrists so tight that my fingers went numb.

The Officers’ excessive use of force was unbearable. I felt helpless as lay there on the ground handcuffed facing the real-life threat of being killed. All could think of was “I’m going to die for no other reason than I am black and my skin color is somehow a threat.’

My life flashed before my eyes as thought of my girls. Would ever play with them again? Or watch them have kids? Or be able to kiss my wife again and tell her love her?

I kept asking the Officers “What did I do?” and reminding them that I had rights they were duty bound to respect.

The Officers ignored my pleas and instead told me to shut up and then took me to the back of a nearby police car where sat for what felt like an eternity until they apparently realized was not a thug, common criminal or ordinary black man but Michael Bennett a famous professional football player.

After confirming my identity, I was ultimately released without any legitimate justification for the Officers’ abusive conduct.

I have always held a strong conviction that protesting or standing up for justice is just simply, the right thing to do.

This fact is unequivocally, without question why before every game, sit during the national anthem–because equality doesn’t live in this country and no matter how much money you make, what job title you have, or how much you give, when you are seen as a “Nigger,” you will be treated that way.

The system failed me. I can only imagine what Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, and Charleena Lyles felt.

I have retained Oakland Civil Rights Attorney John Burris to investigate and explore all my legal options including filing a civil rights lawsuit for the violation of my constitutional rights.

Sincerely,

Michael Bennett”

Undersheriff Kevin McMahill responded later in the day to Bennett’s accusations, and made it clear that Bennett’s version of events are not accurate.

At the press conference, Undersheriff McMahill explained that on August 26 at around 1:30 AM, officers were responding to multiple reports of an active shooter.

The undersheriff played body camera video, and you can see a group of officers rushing together towards where the gunfire was reported. The officers cleared the casino floor, helping to evacuate people of all skin colors, including other black males.

After the officers cleared the casino floor, they were going towards a nightclub where they believed the shooter may be. On their way, officers saw Bennett crouched behind a gaming machine, and he took off running after officers spotted him.

Two Hispanic officers pursued as Bennett jumped over a barrier into the middle of traffic. One of the officers was able to cuff him and he was detained for 10 minutes while the officers determined that he was not involved.

A supervisor responded and explained to Bennett why he was detained, and he told the supervisors that he understood and had no issues with what had happened besides having a gun pointed at his head.

The active shooter reports were later determined to be a false alarm from loud banging which people thought were gunshots.

To this day, Bennett has never filed a complaint.

Despite Bennett being in an area where there were many other black males, and his actions made it appear that he was fleeing from police at a reported active shooter scene, and he jumped into traffic to get away, he still chose to release a statement claiming that he was detained for no other reason than being black, rather than contacting anybody at Las Vegas Metro.

Las Vegas Metro PD has opened an internal affairs investigation, despite there being no formal complaint made, and they are investigating if Bennett’s claims about a gun being pointed at him or any of his other claims are accurate.

Do you think that Bennett is just trying to manufacture controversy with false claims that he knows people will believe without fact checking? We’d like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.

You can see video below of Bennett being cuffed in the roadway:

  • Worc1

    I don’t see the gun near his head nor a knee in the back. I see a PO placing the cuffs on Bennett while astride him and another providing backup with his gun drawn about 5 feet away, maybe b/c they thought they had the “active shooter” in custody. Bennett is one of those pathetic BLM types and it wouldn’t surprise me if he did this purposely to see the reaction and figuring he would get away. Big rough tough football player had cuffs placed on his wrists oh so tight his fingers went numb. Lawsuit countdown clock………Whats the under/over?

    • Trump is OWNED by Russia

      So … the video was only seconds long … Try again LIGHTWEIGHT ..

      • Mr.AntiPC

        Hundreds of Black males at Mayweather fight and he was the only they went after and it was all because of racism.

        • Trump is OWNED by Russia

          You need serious mental help. 95% of people at the fight were WHITE. Try again LIGHTWEIGHT.

          • Dennis McGuire

            Mistake on both your parts. This has nothing to do with the fight, and I have trouble believing the crowd at the fight was 95% white (I’m sure u counted while you were there). Even if it was it I believe 5% of 4,500 attendees is around 225 (yes this equates to several hundred).

            With regards to the incident, from what I have seen there is no proof the police did anything wrong. It doesn’t appear they grabbed a “random” black guy out of a crowd (which included other minorities). He started running a different direction than most of the other patrons, after most of the casino was cleared out, if they were looking for a shooter, this might be an individual you may target.

            He obviously did nothing wrong and was scared, and police pursued as it looked suspicious. I don’t see a gun being pointed to the back of his head. Perhaps more info/video will come out that will prove me wrong, but we know today, police are always guilty in the “eyes” of the media, regardless of the facts.

            Bottom-line he was questioned for 10 minutes and was let go. Regardless of what he claims we know he has a distane for police and the military, why else disrespect people who serve and die daily to give him the ability to make millions playing a game. And if he truly believes what he says, why not take up a cause, anyone can take a knee, doesn’t take a lot effort, lazy people do it all the time.

            Respond however you want people, I’m going to work, have no more time for this bull-shit.

          • George Karen

            He doesn’t have a disdain for the military……….. he was brought up in a military home. His disdain for police is only aimed at cops that shoot unarmed black men……..which we all know does happen. Michael Bennett does have many causes and does a lot of charity work…. so don’t just spout off your bullsh*t without knowing what you are talking about

          • Dennis McGuire

            Hey George – I know his father was in the military, but he does a pretty shitty way of showing his respect. Like it or not by disrespecting the flag u are disrespecting the military. He may claim he’s taking a knee because of social injustice, oppression, or whatever it may be, but he’s doing it the wrong way. He should be using a different platform. I know he gets involved, and does charity work, but he is doing nothing to try and improve what he’s perceives as oppression by the police. All he does is take a “knee” as if that’s constructive. Perhaps going into the community or encouraging Police and community leaders to come together and discuss their differences would be very constructive, once again as opposed to “taking a knee”.

            With regards to your comment about cops shooting unarmed black men, you know what big guy, they shoot unarmed white men as well. You just don’t hear about it. And just because an unarmed individual is shot by police, doesn’t mean it was an unjustified shooting. That was a very vague statement in your part. If you attack a police officer, attempt to run over a police, engage in any physical violence, do not be surprised if they take deadly force.

            Got anything else to say about my original post??

          • George Karen

            lol, White men get shot all the time by police……. but I’ve realized they don’t make the news because we simply don’t care if it happens while they are in the process of committing a crime, in fact most of us applaud it. I’m not sure, however, if they are getting shot while they are ‘unarmed’ as much as people of color. Yes the term ‘unarmed’ can be nitpicked, but you know exactly what i meant.

            There is nothing that says that a person has to stand while the national anthem is being played and i’ve seen plenty of folks that don’t bother to take their hats off, but you don’t see folks getting down on baseball players for that. I served in the military, as did a couple members of my family, and none of us feel people taking a knee during the anthem is disrespectful to the military or country; after all the military fights so that we can have choices in this country. If it’s his choice to take a knee during the anthem as his way to get folks talking, I can support his choice regardless of how/what I think about the matter. Some of the seahawks have talked to the mayor and police here: http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/seahawk-doug-baldwin-and-teammates-meet-with-seattle-police-department-officers/

            Oh and some of a tape did show what appeared to be a stun gun near his head.

          • JBo

            Too bad he’s not disdainful for black people murdering black people.

          • bacchys

            He’s not disrespecting the police or the military by kneeling during the Anthem.
            It’s funny (in a sick sort of way) that Bennett and other NFL players are doing that to basically say that cops shouldn’t be allowed to commit murder, and people get offended by that.
            I think he’s mistaken about the motive for why he was detained. I think it’s because he ran. That he likely ran because the police were ordering everyone out and it was a stressful and chaotic situation everyone in the casino is understandable, but that is behavior that’s going to attract attention to cops thinking they are responding to an active shooter.
            Being mistaken is not the same as lying. Neither is being paranoid.

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            The VIDEO feeds showed the LVPD scrwed up …

          • proteus

            black dude running from the cops …. go figure

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            over 2000 people were running. Poorly trained police detaining black men.

            Try again LIGHTWEIGHT.

      • John Baker

        Cops show up to an active shooter call.
        Black man runs THROUGH traffic to get away.
        If I were a cop, I’d have had my gun drawn as he was taken down.
        YOU need to get a damned life dude.

        • Trump is OWNED by Russia

          over 1000 people were running through traffic .. Try again LIGHTWEIGHT

          • Ray Emami

            1000 people? I live here..I work on the strip. They installed overhead walkways over the street years ago. Hardly anyone walks into the street on the strip anymore. I see people in crosswalks on the time…a few occasionally do walk into traffic…but its very few and they are not running from the police or a 6″5′ football player jumping a fence. You need to really think before you right something like that.

          • George Karen

            that’s probably true of folks that live there, but I’m sure things change when tourists think they hear gunshots

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            it should have read 100s running … and the LVPD didn’t stop 5% of them

            LVPD saw a tall black guy and it was like a magnet.

            Try again LIGHTWEIGHT

          • Ray Emami

            There are not hundreds running, as I said they are overhead walkways. So he bolts out of Drais nightclub, then there are bushes there, then a sidewalk, then a slotted metal fence…then he goes into the street. The police didn’t drag him all that way….is that what your saying?…and just happened to pull him into the street with oncoming traffic?. I work next door at Harrahs…I’ve been to that club…..logistically there is no way to get to where he was unless get past all the obstacles I mentioned. Why would someone run? Anyone? Why weren’t other black person involved? He wasn’t singled out..he ran. I am not sure why you keep saying LIGHTWEIGHT in all caps to everyone. You lose credibility when in a debate you call names or put others down instead of present facts or ideas. By the way the cop that held him was hispanic….

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            All of the video I watched showed 100s of people running from what they thought was a GUN MAN inside the event. That means people would not know where to run.

            Why weren’t other black people involved? 1) There were few black people at the fight to begin with. 2) There were even less black people at that location where the officers stopped Bennett.

            You’re not federal law enforcement. Worse you have ZERO facts.

            That makes you a LIGHTWEIGHT

        • Nathan Explosion

          Well said. Police were called and showed up expecting to meet a gunman! How could you blame them for pulling their weapons in this situation

      • Worc1

        Ow! What a brilliant comeback. How will I ever get over being called a “LIGHTWEIGHT”? Especially when it is spelt out in all capitals. I am wounded and demand reparations. Lightweight must be code for cracker.

    • Jennifer

      Maybe now you can see the weapon pointed at his head.

      https://twitter.com/mosesbread72/status/905602687315488768

      • Worc1

        Nope still not pointed at his head and even if it was it would be perfectly legal. In that still frame it clearly shows the officers gun is pointed out not down, towards the street not at his head. The PO thought they had a shooting suspect if he doesn’t have his gun drawn and ready to use it is a PO who is not long for this world. Police don’t apprehend a possible armed suspect using only their hands. Everything shown is all within the law and is how the police are trained.

        • What?

          How would Bennett know if it’s pointed at his head? When a cop has you face down on the ground and is telling you that he is going to blow your brains out, your going to 100% believe he has a gun pointed at your head. Or, you could assume he does not and hope you are right.

        • bacchys

          What’s your beef? That he’s mistaken about having a gun pointed at his head or that it was legal for the police to point a gun at his head?

          • Worc1

            My beef is that people who have no idea about police procedures and their training regularly comment about issues they have no clue. It probably sucked for Bennett but it sounds as if he created most of his problems. Then he posts crying about how he was treated.

            Police work is not a game, numerous officers are injured or maimed everyday dealing with the public in this nation and as of August 7th of this year 75 police officers have been killed in the line of duty, that is over 2 per week. 99% of police officers do not harass or arrest the public just for kicks. They have a job to do, one in which they would like to do so safely and then go home to their families, hopefully with the public and political support. More often than not the criminals the police attempt to arrest fight with the police and then cry b/c they were hurt in a losing effort. Once the police make the decision to arrest someone they will be arrested, whether it takes 1 officer or 15. And with the amount of force necessary to accomplish it.

            Look at the inner cities in the US and the police clearly do not have the public or political support. This all stated b/c Michael Brown attacked a PO in his cruiser and tried to steal his gun. He died from his efforts and his friend lied about him being shot in the back, while on his knees with his hands up yelling, “hands up, don’t shoot”.

            The police are harmed b/c every time they attempt to do their jobs their are always cameras in their faces with pretend lawyers screaming that they can’t do what they have been trained to do. But worst of all the citizens who live in these communities are harmed even more b/c the police will withdraw and instead of preventing crimes they show up after and write a report on the crimes committed.

          • bacchys

            Having a gun pointed at one’s head does suck, regardless of the reason and regardless of whether or not it’s justified. Even if Bennett is wrong in his interpretation of what happened, you demonstrate perfectly why the police have been sowing distrust with the communities they serve: it’s as if you have a complete tin ear to the world.

            This isn’t because of Michael Brown. In Ferguson, before Michael Brown there was Henry Davis, who was charged with destruction of government property for bleeding on the shoes of the cops who beat him. The DOJ report on the Ferguson PD is damning of that department, and that department isn’t unique.

            Numerous cops are injured in the line of duty, though it’s far from the most dangerous job in the Republic. More than half those line of duty deaths you mention are from traffic accidents- oftentimes from the officer not wearing his seat belt. More often than not the
            people arrested by the police don’t resist. It’s a very unlikely happenstance for a cop to get hurt, just like it’s unlikely for the cop to hurt anyone. Out of hundreds of millions of interactions between police and civilians in the U.S., the percentage of incidents where someone is injured- let alone killed- is well below 1%.

            No one claimed Brown jumped up yelling “Hands up, don’t shoot!” I don’t know what idiot-wing publications you read, but you should quit reading them. They aren’t helping you grasp reality.

            The police aren’t hammered every time they do their job. Far, far more people in this country support the police than criticize them, and that’s true even when it’s deserved. The people in those
            communities you talk about distrust the police out of experience. There’s a video on YouTube of a “Stop and Frisk” stop in New York where one of the cops stopping the young man tell him it’s because he’s “a f&cking mutt.” Do you think that built trust with the community?

            In the Frontline episode entitled “Policing the Police” the anti-gun task force jumps out and tackles a young man who was walking down the sidewalk and verbally abuse him for not stopping because they “just wanted to talk to [him].” IOW, they had no legal reason to
            stop him, let alone tackle, cuff, and frisk him. Does jumping out and tackling people without any legal justification build trust with the community?

            We agree that police work isn’t a game. It’s also not a war, and far too many cops are acting like soldiers in occupied territory than peace officers. Worse, actually, because we have and had more
            restrictive ROE (Rules of Engagement) in Afghanistan and Iraq than it seems the police do at home.

          • Worc1

            That Obama DOJ report wasn’t worth the paper it was printed on. The staff who compiled the report went in with preconceived bias towards the police. Obama’s DOJ Community Relations Service went into Ferguson to stir up trouble and Obama and his AG Eric Holder continually made racially charged remarks on Ferguson and criticism of the police. Obama actually sent 3 DOJ officials to a thugs funeral.

          • bacchys

            Do you have the same judgement of the DOJ report that said there wasn’t enough evidence to charge Wilson with a crime? For some reason I suspect you think that one is credible.

            The police investigation of the shooting involved investigators going in with a bias. Some of them testified to the grand jury that they investigated the shooting with the assumption Wilson was the victim. I haven’t seen anything similar with respect to either DOJ report and I seriously doubt the FBI agents who did the actual investigation have a bias against police. I also doubt the career prosecutors involved do, either.

            Obama sent representatives to Brown’s funeral because Brown’s death had become a flashpoint. Holder’s remarks weren’t “racially charged”- that’s just stupid. This is the same Attorney General who in 2011 was pushing the completely BS notion there was a “war on police.” One who, in his career, had consistently turned a blind eye to police misconduct (https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/08/20/ferguson-holder-investigation-police-shooting-column/14332185/).

          • Katrina

            “Do you have the same judgement of the DOJ report that said there wasn’t enough evidence to charge Wilson with a crime?” Do you think they didn’t try their best to find a reason to charge Wilson? They were looking to nail him and could not.

          • bacchys

            No, I’m quite certain they didn’t try to nail him. The DOJ investigation of the shooting latched onto the investigation by the St. Louis County Police Dep’t- whose Chief was a good friend of the Ferguson PD Chief and was handpicked by him to be the “independent” investigation. During the grand jury testimony some of the investigators admitted they went into it assuming Wilson was the victim, and they asserted things as facts based on nothing more than those assumptions- like the claim that the ejected rounds from Wilson’s gun were consistent with him backing up, not going forward. That’s complete nonsense, but that’s what the grand jury heard.

            The DOJ investigation didn’t break new ground, and didn’t question many of the assumptions the “independent” investigators had. For example, they didn’t question why Wilson, after supposedly recognizing Brown and his friend as matching the description of those who just committed a robbery, backed up his vehicle and put himself into a vulnerable position relative to people he then believed were violent criminals. Wilson wasn’t called to account for this during his grand jury testimony and the FBI investigators working for the DOJ didn’t bother to challenge it in any way. It doesn’t make any sense, but it didn’t have to.

            So, no. The law enforcement officers who were conducting the investigation for the DOJ into the Wilson shooting of Brown weren’t trying to nail their fellow law enforcement officer.

          • Katrina

            You are contradicting yourself in much of your comment. You named a couple incidents you felt were wrong out of “hundreds of millions” of peaceful police contacts. “It’s a very unlikely happenstance for a cop to get hurt”, is completely laughable.
            Did you read the DOJ report on Ferguson? Tedious, but enlightening. Much of what they wrote against them would take a force of super humans to improve on, and they were investigating under their own racial bias. They did find some issues, but they also found perfectly innocent emails that they claimed showed bias. I wonder just whose bias?? Until we can find a pool of people with absolutely no human frailties, we’ll just have to tolerate being policed by regular human beings like you and me with a lot more training, patience and professionalism than most civilians.
            Thank you for your service in Afghanistan and Iraq, but military work and police work are not parallel.
            One more thing. Most police deaths are attributed to trauma: gunshot, stabbing, beating, NOT car accidents.That is 65% by trauma/violence. That is only deaths, not injuries. Some are injured and recover and are able to return to work. Some are so terribly maimed they will never have a normal life let alone hold a job.

          • bacchys

            Your facts are wrong. The majority of police deaths in the line of duty the last twenty years or so don’t involve any kind of ambush or attack. They get in a car accident, they get clipped on the side of the road by an inattentive driver (or they fail to pay attention and step too far out in traffic…it happens), they have some other kind of accident, they die from a work-related illness, etc. (http://www.nleomf.org/facts/officer-fatalities-data/causes.html)

            What I wrote isn’t contradictory. Most cops are good people doing an often difficult job. The problem isn’t cops. It’s institutions that fail to correct for bad cops or those times when someone just has a bad day. The Joe Chrystals, Adrian Schoolcrafts, the Daniel Echevarrias and Sharon Spaldings are victims- and examples- of the institutional corruption that’s causing the problem. So is Ferguson. In the civil case filed by Henry Davis, the Ferguson Police Dep’t admitted they didn’t keep complaints against officers- or use of force reports- in the officers’ files. So when they said Wilson had a clean record, there’s no way he wasn’t going to have one.

            I did read the report. I don’t think those emails were “perfectly innocent.” Perhaps you’re seeing bias because of your own. The issues outlined there aren’t unfixable: it takes leadership and discipline. It takes not doing what Chicago did or the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has done and cover up for bad cops. The problems plaguing policing in America today aren’t dissimilar to those that plagued the Catholic Church when they were covering for pedophile priests: leadership that puts what they perceive the interests of the institution to be ahead of what it’s mission is.

            Most people in America aren’t criminals. Our crime rates are lower than they’ve been since the early ’60s, especially violent crime. We don’t judge the entire American people based on those who do bad things, and we shouldn’t judge all cops based on those who have done bad things. But we also shouldn’t- in either case- ignore them, either.

  • KEYSTONELIGHT

    Bla, Bla, Bla…..Typical negro rhetoric…Almost as good as BLM member that said all white people should give their homes to black people because the deserve it…………..Right..!

    • Live from Liz Warrens Teepee

      So the black people who were never slaves want the white people, who were never slave owners, to give them their homes. Yep, that was funny.

      • KEYSTONELIGHT

        They never cease to amaze me what they can come up with that’s either racist or owed to them for 150 years ago….I have personally never seen a 150 year old negro that was a slave………They are certainly very creative creatures, that’s for sure….!

    • Skaarphy

      Not true. The activist did not say that “all” white people should do it (just the ones who can afford it, i.e. rich people), she did not say that they “should” do it (it was just a suggestion), and she did not say that black people “deserve it” (she thinks it might help in overcoming racial inequality and generational poverty), and she did not say that they should do it for any “black people” (only for those stricken by poverty, especially generational poverty).

      • Worc1

        The Brookings Institute have identified 3 rules that poor children can do to avoid being poor adults and breaking generational poverty;
        1. Graduating from high school.
        2. Waiting to get married until after 21 and do not have children till after being married.
        3. Having a full-time job.
        If you do all those three things, your chance of falling into poverty is just 2 percent. Meanwhile, you’ll have a 74 percent chance of being in the middle class.
        https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/three-simple-rules-poor-teens-should-follow-to-join-the-middle-class/

        • Skaarphy

          I didn’t comment to promote the BLM activist’s suggestions but to debunk a racist. But interesting find, that.

      • Mike Hanson

        So, those who worked for what they have are supposed to give it up to those who have been on the public dole for generations? Yeah, right!

        • Skaarphy

          I never said it was the most brilliant idea ever. My point was to debunk a racist’s lie (or misconception).

    • Trump is OWNED by Russia

      Keystone Light describes your brain power …

  • Live from Liz Warrens Teepee

    So all the cop haters who wanted cameras everywhere, how do you like it now when the TRUTH is caught on those very same cameras? Can’t push some BS story like hands up, don’t shoot.

    • Skaarphy

      Where is the video that corroborates the officers’ version of events? Neither the TMZ video nor the body cam video prove that Bennet was making things up. Do you know of a third one?
      http://deadspin.com/las-vegas-cops-cant-explain-why-an-officer-handcuffed-a-1801154344

      • Mr.AntiPC

        Do you see a gun pointed at his head I don’t?

        • Jennifer
          • duder1897

            So his head is under that limmo?

          • Skaarphy

            Seriously? This is just a snapshot, for one. It is easily possible that the policeman held the gun at a different angle 2 seconds later.
            Secondly, Bennet was lying on the ground with his head down. From that perspective it can easily look like a gun held near his head is actually aimed at his head.

            The thing is, we don’t what happened. But we know sure as crap that none of the videos we’ve seen exposed Bennet – as stated by the OP – as having not told the TRUTH.

          • Rick Aaron

            Yea, I did NOT see anything that corroborated the police version. Did Bennett exaggerate? possibly, but this by NO means shows anything close to the statement put out by police. This story gives police full version and then only shows a very short clip of an officer on top of Bennett cuffing him. no much there. IF people are applauding police for this, it is ONLY b/c they want to ‘blindly’ support police. I support LEO 100%, but if they lie about anything; ALL credibility is gone. They ARE held to a higher standard simply due to their positions.

          • Loanne Odell

            And if all the video and pics took during the mess had something to corroborate his story, it would have been out on FB instantly.

          • Ray Emami

            Exaggerate…he ran out into the street. No one including myself is blindingly supporting the police. Bennett is the one making claims, why didn’t they single out other black men in the club that didn’t run? This PR for BLM and race card at its finest…nice try.The point is that is does not support Bennett or his bs story. Metro PD didn’t make a big deal of it or arrest him (he was cuffed for a whole 10 min) and reports from everyone around state that he fled. Bennett is the one who is trying to help his friend Colin K. and the BLM cause by making up crap and issuing a massive statement trying to play the race card victim, so its on him to prove his claims not the police.

          • bacchys

            You’re mistaken. Law enforcement is held to a lower standard.

          • Richard Wagner

            Those could also simply be gloves in the officers hand. Perhaps a Tazer? Would not call it “gun” from this POV.

          • Loanne Odell

            I agree, looks like a taser.

          • duder1897

            So let’s see the picture of the gun pointing at his head. Don’t show one where it doesn’t and then claim it might have earlier or later.

          • gunslinger97

            so what if it was a gun? It was an active shooter call and homeboy ran from the cops

          • What?

            They were being instructed to run, to get out. Do you 100% for sure know how you would react in an active shooter situation? Everyone has a different level of flight or fight.

          • Patrick

            “On their way, officers saw Bennett crouched behind a gaming machine, and he took off running after officers spotted him.” So running away from police is the right thing to do when there is a active shooter.. okay… Last i checked is when you heard gun shots you run and hide. When you see Cops approaching, you stay where your at and have them come to you to get you to safety not run away from them..

          • What?

            So you know for sure that he could see or hear the cops instructing him? Odd how so many people act like they were there and know what happened. Just stop, you have ZERO idea what happened and who could see or hear what. I’m trying to give someone the benefit of doubt since it was more than likely a very confusing and chaotic moment. Others on here must be clairvoyant.

          • Steven Nihipali

            the man is a professional football player… are you fucking kidding me? fight or flight? Michael Bennet? For real? GTFOH

          • What?

            The man has children and family that I’m sure he wanted to see again. Football does not involve guns and death at the hands of some random idiot. There is no telling what he was being told or what he was seeing or hearing. It’s odd that you think you know how everyone should react in that situation.

            Maybe you are just looking for things to complain about. Maybe you like to pretend that you’re above everyone else. One thing is for sure, you weren’t there and you have ZERO idea what happened. Might want to stop acting like you have facts

          • Joe Marquis

            Correct.

          • Mike Hanson

            Looks more like a taser than a gun/

          • Casey Zimney

            It is a taser. Notice the square end.

          • richardfg7

            We can only wish.

        • FAVET

          Then you are blind. The police confirmed that they drew weapons.

        • Martin Jacob Wenzel

          There is other video of that part. All the evidence needs to be put together.

      • Ray Emami

        Nice try. The point is that is does not support Bennett or his bs story. Corroborates really? Metro PD didn’t make a big deal of it or arrest him and reports from everyone around state that he fled. Bennett is the one who is trying to help his friend Colin K. and the BLM cause by making up crap and issuing a massive statement trying to play the race card victim, so its on him to prove his claims not the police.

        • Skaarphy

          Reports from everyone around? You mean from the other people who also fled, or from the police officers who would never, ever lie to protect their own?

          The thing is, the OP claims that there is some sort of TRUTH captured by the cameras. But there isn’t. The videos neither corroborate Bennet’s nor the police officers’ version of events.

          The rest of your crap about BLM and whatnot, just go and shove it.

          • Ray Emami

            Yes reports. There were customers in the casino…which is adjacent to Drais nightclub and people who were in cars in the street. I worked at Flamingo and Harrahs for years right next door. Also…there are 3 access doors to the out, 2 in the club, 1 right as you exit..either way you don’t just end up in traffic….So he bolts out of Drais nightclub, then there are bushes there, then a sidewalk, then a slotted metal fence…then he goes over the fence into the street. The police didn’t drag him all that way….or is that what your saying?…and just happened to pull him into the street with oncoming traffic? Why would someone do that? Again, its not police who wrote a teary eyed, structured letter and twitter post. He made the claim, its up to him to back up his story. Now if a video comes out that backs up his claim great…otherwise its bs and a pr stunt for BLM. Yes, I said BLM…his artfully crafted, spelled checked letter outlines the people that BLM has been using….I mean I am not even sure on the spellings of their names, but got them all right off the top of his head. Yeah, I am sure it was traumatizing to a point. He ran, if I ran from the police I am going to expect to get taken down. I am not sure why you feel the need to put people down and say things like “shove it”….I live in the Las Vegas area…I have been at work when incidents have happened….because of the number of people here on the strip it not easy to secure a scene…I have never heard of an incident down here on the strip where someone ran from a casino and was not chased. These are big hotels/clubs….you don’t just end up outside or running in the street that easy…you have to really try. Again….he is the one making the claim..he wasn’t even arrested…just detained while running into the busy LV Strip, he is lucky that’s all that happened. As far as lying to protect their own you make a big assumption (I am sure its happened as with many occupations)…I have a friend of 20 years who is a cop in North Las Vegas and one I know who works the Strip…they work their asses off, not an ounce of racism in them…they feel lucky to come home safe to their families. My friend from North Las Vegas by the way will tell him he has more issues and arrests of black on black crime than any other race in that community..guess what? He’s black.

          • Skaarphy

            Great essay, doesn’t change anything though. We, the public, haven’t seen any evidence that could debunk either claim. That’s my point. My WHOLE point. Got it?

    • Trump is OWNED by Russia

      You need serious mental help. There was ZERO reason for the LVPD to take Bennett into custody.

      I’ve shot 5 local police officers in such illegal arrests in the last 2 years.

      • John Baker

        Says troll ^^^

        • Trump is OWNED by Russia

          Learn what a troll is and get back to us .. Try again LIGHTWEIGHT

          • Worc1

            Get a job and move out of mommy’s basement. Cutting and pasting “You need serious mental help” and “Try again LIGHTWEIGHT” over and over again to different commenters is not a serious argument and just shows your complete ignorance on most issues.

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            Come to DC. You will be introduced to REALITY which you clearly avoid.

          • proteus

            DC …. full of fairies and wanna be leo’s

          • proteus

            He is challenged to come up with decent arguments…. and he claims to be a Fed LEO …. if so, we the taxpayers are getting screwed …

          • proteus

            He is a high school educated liberal moron who never went past the 9th grade…. he is exhausting his limited vocabulary quickly ….

      • Phil Wojtalewicz

        Well, well, well. Aren’t you quite the stupid shit.

        • Trump is OWNED by Russia

          PhD+JD Georgetown .. Ret USMC … Try again LIGHTWEIGHT

          • Wojo84

            Nice try dickface, but anyone with an ounce of credentials you claim would not have made the initial post. Go hump someone else’s leg dipshit.

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            Come to DC LIGHTWEIGHT .. You will be introduced to REALITY which you clearly avoid

          • Wojo84

            I get to DC all the time. Let me check my schedule and see if I can fit it in to be scared by you. Looks like I have about a millisecond next week on Friday but that’s it. I hope that works for you.

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            Another internet WUSS that thinks information is threatening.

            Like I said .. Get the mental help you need

          • Wojo84

            You’re the only dumbass I know that has to like his (her?) own comment.

            You never stated anything about mental help to me. Boy – are you stupid.

            I’m here at Leavenworth. Why don’t you come here instead, or have you already been a “resident” at one of our fine institutions? Perhaps you and manning were sharing a cell and you got porked by it daily.

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            I like my own comments because it bothers internet GEEKS like yourself so much. GOTCHA !!

            Acknowledge your post. This federal officer will personally come visit you. You will be fired when I arrive.

          • Phil Wojtalewicz

            (yaaaaaaaaaaaawn) Shaking in my shoes here.

            Looking forward to the visit. When it happens (IF it happens, which it won’t), it will be funny to see your sorry ass hauled off for using federal funds to deal with, as you so un-eloquently state, an internet geek.

            Go hump the neighbor’s dog (again) dumbass. It’s the only ass you’ll ever get.

          • Phil Wojtalewicz

            I acknowledge my post. Now what?

          • Wojo84

            Hey – I got a golf outing this afternoon. You gonna be showing up then? I want to know if I should wait for you or tee off?

          • proteus

            Explains why lawyers suck!

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            No it explains why stupid people like yourself should keep their mouth shut

          • proteus

            Wow, a demonstration of liberal wit. I am impressed!

          • Wojo84

            Remember, this mental midget (ms trump is owned by russia) has to like his/her/it’s own comments. That states all that needs stating.

          • Phil Wojtalewicz

            My guess is that most gay men like your mouth open.

          • Phil Wojtalewicz

            Are you always stupid or just when you are awake?

          • William Wilson

            too bad a marine that has turned on his country.. smfh

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            Arresting poorly trained local cops is my job since they are a danger to Americans. That is as patriotic as it gets.

            Try again LIGHTWEIGHT

          • Wojo84

            LMFAO!!!

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            Please tell us your post and badge number. I will come arrest you.

          • Phil Wojtalewicz

            Well, mental giant, a person with an I.Q. above 70 could figure out my post, which explains why you cannot.

            Also, what makes you think (I know – an oxymoron there) I have a badge?

            You have got to be the dumbest person on this planet.

          • Phil Wojtalewicz

            And I’m still waiting for the visit.

          • Phil Wojtalewicz

            Another week goes by and I am STILL waiting for my visit from this dumbass.

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            No badge then you’re a no one … as I said “Arresting poorly trained local cops is my job since they are a danger to Americans. That is as patriotic as it gets.”

            You’re just a Putz

          • William Wilson

            sorry about your mental problems.. aren’t you able to get treatment for your PTSD, if in fact you really are a marine. but I think not.. have had marines in my family and known and talked to many more.. have never heard one refer to themselves as a retired marine.. only as a marine.

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            Projection is your problem .. Get the mental help you need

          • Phil Wojtalewicz

            I do believe you have a PhD….

            A PhD in stupidity. That is one subject you have a doctorate in for sure.

      • Live from Liz Warrens Teepee

        Your name says it all, just like CNN …Fake, phony and a fraud.

        • Trump is OWNED by Russia

          Trump Jr CONFESSED felonies today before the Senate Intel committee

          Try again LIGHTWEIGHT

          • Live from Liz Warrens Teepee

            Another wet dream? You need to lay off the viagra and blow up dolls.

          • Wojo84

            So, asswipe, when does he go to prison then?

          • proteus

            Right after Hillary hangs for treason!

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            18 months .. after the investigation and the NY indictment ..

      • Gary Cole

        Of course you have. And you’re still alive??

        • Trump is OWNED by Russia

          Of course. Federal officer.

        • Phil Wojtalewicz

          He’s the Fred Garvin of law enforcement.

      • Loanne Odell

        Stay where you are, they said. Instead he gets up and runs, hops a fence into the street below. Does that not seem like guilt to you?????????? Who does that? And you should be in jail.

        • Trump is OWNED by Russia

          There were many people running for safety. Local clown cops had no clue who was what in the situation. Try again pea brain.

          • William Wilson

            all the other people in the area including black males were following the instructions of the officers clearing the scene and were not “profiled” or handcuffed. only the one who with complete disrespect for our country and police who ran from the scene, was detained until they could verify that he had not been involved in an incident.

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            NOPE. The multiple videos show people disregarding the officers and running for their lives.

            Your misinformation campaign is WEAK

      • Ralph Trout

        running after casino cleared and outside too…..from THE LAW…..dipsthit…..”Detentions” short of arrest do not require probable cause. Such
        temporary detentions require only “reasonable suspicion.” This includes
        car stops, pedestrian stops and detention of occupants while officers
        execute a search warrant……I fully understand that leftists and posters HIDING behind some stupid name like “Trump is owned…” aren’t too bright…but that’s okay…..everyone can’t be an astronaut……moron..

        • Trump is OWNED by Russia

          You mean LVPD knew the 100s of OTHER PEOPLE he was running with were innocent? Nope

          You’re just an internet LOSER that doesn’t know S about anything

          • Ralph Trout

            The report said something different than you just dribbled out. Maybe a good community college close by has a remedial reading comprehension class you can take……..the LIAR was hiding and then jumped up and ran…..and kept running…….maybe you can get another leftists parasite to explain that to you…..and you’re still hiding behind an anonymous site like every OTHER chicken s**t coward…

          • Ralph Trout

            AND I”m a loser….talking to a left wing mole……THAT”S funny…. …either grow the ‘f’ up or shut the ‘f’ up until your masters give you
            your next ‘cut and paste’ assignment…..and the STENCH of dealing with
            leftist, intellectual peasants like you has risen to a level I can’t
            stomach any longer…..

      • Ray Emami

        How about that he ran out the club into traffic? Your name says it all…you came here with an agenda.

        • Trump is OWNED by Russia

          You mean the LVPD knew the 100s of other people who were running were innocent?

          I do have an agenda. To expose internet know nothings like yourself that have no clue what they are talking about.

          NEXT !!

          • Ray Emami

            So if something happens to you and you need the cops..what are you going to do? Why do you come on here putting everyone down? You don’t know me. Why are you so arrogant? Someone having a different opinion than you does no make anyone a “know nothing”…I mean how do you function in this world being that way?

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            1) I didn’t say all local police are bad at their job. Most but not all.
            2) I’m federal law enforcement.
            3) I put down the ignorant fools that put their 2 cents in based on 1 media report.

            NEXT !!

          • proteus

            why do you keep repeating this federal leo bullshit? we know you are a walter mitty type and couldn’t even get into the boy scouts if you tried and cheated

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            Post your address … We’ll come for you.

      • JBo

        Of course you’ve shot 5 officers in 2 years. In 10 years you will have shot 25 local officers. How’s mom’s basement?

        Still up voting your own posts, I see. Don’t forget to up vote your reply.

        • Trump is OWNED by Russia

          I’m federal law enforcement. Local police commit a lot of crimes whether on duty or not.

          I upvote my posts since it bothers internet GEEKS like yourself so much. GOTCHA.

          Try again LIGHTWEIGHT

          • proteus

            you are not federal leo ….. get over it and go play with mr puppet

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            Is that all you have Limp D……?

          • JBo

            Of course you’re federal law enforcement and of course you’re killing local officers a the rate of 2 or 3 yearly and you just know that Santa Claus will bring you a new computer.

            I thought the reason you were up voting your own posts was because no one else was…but by up voting, at least you know you have a friend.

            There’s a free mental health clinic near you.

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            Limp D……. Local police commit many crimes on and off duty.

            I upvote my posts since it bothers internet GEEKS like yourself so much. GOTCHA !!

            Try again LIGHTWEIGHT

          • JBo

            I thought the up voting was because you had no friends to visit you in mom’s basement. Keep on then…Marshal Dillon.

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            Hey Limp PEA BRAIN …. all the people fleeing the gun attack tonight said “everyone was running for themselves” … Gee .. Bennett said the same thing ..

            Your IGNORANT @#$ has no clue what you are talking about

      • Craig Smith

        He was never taken into custody.

      • proteus

        Then you should be in prison … someday, one of those fine officers is going to shoot back and I suspect they will be a much better shot.

        • Trump is OWNED by Russia

          Shooting a federal officer is a crime. Try again LIGHTWEIGHT

          • proteus

            So, you are impersonating a Dept of Education SWAT officer? Nice..
            When you show up to collect my student loan, you had better be wearing Kevlar jockies…
            ..’Cause I will beat your faggy ass….go back to mommy’s basement!

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            You clearly need mental help. Dept of Ed? You pulled that out of your @#$ .. Never said that Try again Lightweight

            Post your address .. We’ll come for you

          • Phil Wojtalewicz

            A good, or even well below average, federal officer would be able to determine a person’s address without help. Damn, you must really suck at it. Well, you certainly suck something. “Deliverance” is your favorite movie isn’t it? Or “Brokeback Mountain”?

          • proteus

            My Dad always told me that if you’re gonna be stupid, you better be fast or tough. Which one are you? My guess is neither … you are a poseur.

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            Give me your EXCUSES

            all the people fleeing the gun attack tonight said “everyone was running for themselves” … Gee .. Bennett said the same thing ..

            Your IGNORANT @#$ has no clue what you are talking about

  • Pushed to the limit

    Imagine for a minute what our country would be like had Lincon lived and repatriated the White mans burden back to Africa. What all that money wasted on them could have wrought……….

  • Ray Matheny

    Bennett is nothing more than another sports millionaire that has no idea how lucky he is. I have nothing for him or others like him.

    • Terri Needham

      AMEN! I am sick of these disrespectful, spoiled idiots, AND the teams and people that encourage them! They are SO stupid, that they don’t realize or care that they are rich because the general public they are being so hateful towards, are the ones paying their salaries!! The NFL is DONE!! Stick a fork in them folks, and PLEASE stop contributing to the impending downfall of who our children look up to! 😠
      Rant over! 🤔😢

  • Looks like they handled themselves very professionally to me. Run from an area where there has been a report of an active shooters, which he said he knew about cause he believed he also heard the same shot, then expect to get taken down. He sounds like another delusional idiot to me. This is why we should NOT be paying these idiots all this money to toss a dam ball back and forth. He didn’t earn all that money with his brains, just playing a stupid game of ball. Thank goodness he lives in a country where stupid people watch men play ball for a living.

  • Remo_5_0

    Doesn’t look like the way he explained it, maybe Jonas or Lowest Common Denominator will chime in and explain it.

  • jimak

    ‘LVPD didn’t believe this was a case of racial profiling because the two officers who handcuffed Bennett were both male Hispanics.’ Oh, okay then.

  • chevymon77

    Liars will be liars, especially racist, african american ones, who sense an opportunity to further their political agendas.

    • Nathan Explosion

      Absolutely. This 100% backs up his cowardly kneeling narrative. Like hes helping people by kneeling???? Stop buying shiny things and get some education nfl players

      • What?

        Bennett writes better than you do, moron.
        “get some education”? Really?
        “hes” ? Really?

  • Trump is OWNED by Russia

    INTERNET LOSERS … The Hispanic cops F@#ked up .. they arrested someone based on zero evidence … a classic sign of piss poor training … but my fellow white trash MFers are applauding

    As I said in other posts for this article. I’ve shot 5 local police officers in such illegal arrests in the last 2 years.

    Federal Officer. Shut your racist pie holes. We have your IP addresses.

    • Mr.AntiPC

      You ain’t shot shit. If you did you’d be in prison by now. You’re just a troll.

      • Trump is OWNED by Russia

        Federal Officer. Come to DC. I will introduce you to REALITY which you clearly avoid. Try again LIGHTWEIGHT.

        • JBo

          “Come to DC. I will introduce you to REALITY which you clearly avoid.”

          A real copy/paste? I’m impressed!

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            Looks more like you’re a ChickenS … Come to DC. I will have experts introduce you to REALITY.

        • Mr.AntiPC

          Put the crack pipe and step away. Call the police and turn yourself in. The might go a little easier on you. Seek help immediately.

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            Federal Officer. Try again LIGHTWEIGHT.

      • JBo

        I particularly like the way he up-votes his own posts.

    • John Baker

      ZERO evidence? Someone running away from a potential crime scene… Act guilty and get treated like you’re guilty.

      • Trump is OWNED by Russia

        Over 1000 people running … they stop a random black guy based on ZERO evidence

        The sized of your brain has been reduced to nothing

        • JBo

          He was hiding behind a machine and not running when police first saw him. That’s when he saw the police and took off running. Looks kinda suspicious to me.

          • Trump is OWNED by Russia

            You need mental help. ASAP. When a dangerous situation presents itself many people run or hide.

          • JBo

            I’m sure you do run. Cops and soldiers. We don’t run from gunfire. We run to it.

      • Nathan Explosion

        And make sure to resist police and complain the whole time because youre an over paid athlete

        • What?

          “over paid” Did you intend to write “overpaid”?

    • John Baker

      Wow… A Federal Officer??? ::Rollseyes::

      • Trump is OWNED by Russia

        Come to DC. I will introduce you to REALITY which you clearly avoid. NEXT !!!

    • Nathan Explosion

      Detained- not attested. Learn what words mean before using them snowflake.

      • What?

        “Learn what words mean”?

        Did you intend to say, “Learn the meaning of words”?

      • Trump is OWNED by Russia

        They ARRESTED Bennett then released him before their mistake became permanent

        P.S. Federal Officer … Try again LIGHTWEIGHT

    • JBo

      “I’ve shot 5 local police officers…in the last 2 years”.

      Of course you have. It’ll be alright, just take a little nap in your mom’s basement and when you wake up, mommy will have your cocoa and a special pill for you.

      • Trump is OWNED by Russia

        Come to DC. You will be introduced to REALITY.

        • JBo

          Been to D.C. many times. Still living.

  • Jennifer
  • Harvey Green

    It is a proven fact over and over again that those who scream racism, are usually exagerating or making up stories to cover their own illegal or stupid decisions/actions!!!!!!!!!!! Keep publically shaming these people, they deserve all the ridicule they bring upon themselves. unfortunately, false accusations like these are quick to be believed by the SJW and uneducated, just to push false agendas.

    • Skaarphy

      Provide evidence please that this is a false accusation.

    • What?

      If I offered you a million dollars to wakeup as a black man tomorrow, you would not take the deal.

      • Harvey Green

        why would I do that, I like who I am. you on the otherhand, need to get a real life. body cameras prove this was not a race issue, it was an idiot issue.

  • Mr.AntiPC
  • duder1897

    Until African Americans stop lying about fucking EVERYTHING this bullshit will never stop.

  • william

    Now I better understand why NFL “playa’s” kneel and pray, just hoping the Sheriff don’t show up during game time to serve an outstanding warrant on them……………Please let me make it to half time……………

    • Terri Needham

      ROFLMAO

    • Terri Needham

      ROFLMAO

  • Nathan Explosion

    Lmao he has the nerve to call himself oppressed- making millions$$. Also nfl players are not known for being angels

  • Rick Aaron

    This video shows NOTHING… Where is the rest of the body cam??? Bennett claimed ‘after’ he was on the ground, an officer pulled the gun and made that statement. The body cams were running; so show us the footage to officers walking up AFTER Bennett was down. IF you want to dispel false accusations, you are going to need more than this. Any half-assed lawyer could tear this apart. We all know there is more video from body cams…

  • Dan Topp

    Just because you ignore and run from the police is no excuse for being handcuffed,Sen Menendez is a Republican and spoons make you fat.

    • JBo

      Huh?

      • Dan Topp

        Not politically correct enough? Ok if he was blond,white and in pajamas!!

        • JBo

          Nooooo…just trying to interpret the part: “…Sen Menendez is a Republican and spoons make you fat.”.

  • tonym

    Running from the crime scene amounts to “fertive conduct” this is an important consideration for an officer to develop “probable cause”. The scenario described tells me that the officers had reason to believe the individual was involved in the event and they pursued and captured him. Once they determined that no crime had actually taken place they released him. I spent 25 years in uniform and this is standard proper police behavior.

  • Richard Wagner

    Scream the race card and police brutality and you are sure to win a huge civil fine. Time to pull the RACE CARD out of the political justice deck.

  • Christopher Noel Spicer

    Truth always comes out, he is just a punk ass bitch looking for attention and trying to further the divide between citizens and police…

  • Another poor black crybaby. The cops do get overly enthusiastic and often do what they can, not what they must. But, going public with the race card is tedious at best.

  • magnum.pi

    Another POS professional football player. I suggest all law enforcement find out which teams support these miscreants and then boycott their games. Maybe the wallet is the only way of calling out these turds.

  • Kevin Tucker

    Cameras don’t lie, criminals do!

    • Jennifer

      Are you saying cops are Criminals?

  • Fred Schloss

    I’m curious as to what else Bennett lies about.

  • David Gorski

    Yeah…sure. Michael Bennett wrote that articulate open letter to the public. With perfect grammar and punctuation and everything. By himself. 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

    • Patriot Baker

      He doesn’t seem to believe in using the pronoun ‘I’. Weird.

    • What?

      Micheal or Martellus would easily be capable of writing that letter. Speaking of grammar, you could really work on your punctuation It’s rich that a Polack with crap punctuation is accusing someone of being to dumb to write a letter.

  • Jeffrey P. Rush

    Of course he is. Probably to advance his own position.

    What I don’t get is why the rat squad investigation without a complaint? That’s not helpful.

  • Dr Shoe!

    The first thing I said was Who The Fuck is Michael Bennett? Poor little guy can’t outrun a couple Latino Deputies, how in the Hell is he a “famous professional football player” when he sounds like just another Whiny Little Bitch to me?

  • What?

    How would Bennett know if it was a gun or a taser. He wouldn’t because he was face down on the ground. It the cop told him he was going to blow is head off, Bennett would understand it’s now a taser.

    Mr.AntiPC,
    Do you see a gun pointed at his head I don’t? you don’t know what happened before the video camera arrived. Before the cop had his cuffs out.

  • Roger Lepus

    Of course he is trying to manufacture a controversey. It is what blacks do. He ran from the police for no reason. Other blacks , malke and female, were escorted out by the police. So what was he trying to hude by running. He could have been shot. Stupid is as stupid does.

  • Quaze

    Blue Lives Matter is a terrorist organization

  • bacchys

    Funny how you don’t mention the police were shouting for everyone to leave before he ran out the door.
    The video doesn’t contradict what he said. Why he was stopped is his opinion, and it’s not something video can prove or disprove.

  • John Gombita

    I don’t know who this goof is because we no longer watch NFL football in our home. So he thinks he’s famous! With the way he acted he’s lucky to be alive. Thank God for professional police officers!

  • Richard

    Obumers son!

  • Mike Hanson

    “Famous football player” …..never heard of him.

  • Peter Donaghy

    Lying A***hole.

  • ARTS2000

    where are all the legit victims denouncing this tools Cry Wolf? he does nothing but harm any truthful complaints..

  • Jeris Hewett

    Another dumb, racist liar!

  • richardfg7

    Truth is he IS damn lucky he didn’t get his ass shot . You do not run from the police . When stopped you keep your hands in plain site and make no sudden moves . Rights and all that be dammed when it comes to cops and guns it’s common sense that matters . You can be cool later .

  • NYGlenn1837

    I’d be surprised if the casino’s security cameras couldn’t clear up this mess.

  • Coonass

    Looks like Michael Bennett is a lying piece of Sh*t.

  • Steven Nihipali

    I’m a HUGE Seahawks fan and have been for years. I’m so disgusted right now at this action from this fool. That’s what I’m calling him, a fool. A fool being used as a tool to propagate a false narrative. His own actions caused him to be detained and now this fabricated story of hysteria, is a completely ridiculous story. We’re talking a man, 6′ and taller, 300 pounds, sacks men and clears offensive lines like a hot knife through butter… but yet is so afraid of 2 hispanic men who detained him because he ran from a scene where gunshots were called in. This idiot gets no sympothy from me

  • Derrell Stumpfel

    Bennett is a dumbass for running… Lookin’ guilty when you run .. DUMMY ! Lucky he didn’t get shot …… Just sayin’ …

    • Jennifer

      What should be done when a crowd presumes an active shooter on the premises?

      Should they walk out in a orderly single or double file?

  • cheese101

    That has gotta suck when your police brutality complaint is proven to be a lie.

  • FAVET

    Nothing in the videos released backs up the police, and nothing contradicts Bennett. Perhaps we should let an investigation happen. Believe it or not Police will sometimes CYA.

  • GaryGoddmn

    I had a cop’s gun pointed at my/our head(s) before, from behind a cop car. it was a rifle, I think. It was dark and I was in high school. SO WHAT? Nobody got shot. We all paid attention tho.
    Carolyn somehow reported to her mother or cops that her ex-bf Mike was tailing her and threatening her. Truth is, I think Mike wanted to get in a fight with her new bf, but there was no weapons. Nobody’s life was in danger. Mike was a p____ anyhow.
    Cops didn’t know that. They arrived and pulled out guns. SO WHAT?
    I happened to be in the back of Mike’s car, cruisin and tokin as usual, with 2 of our other fellow petty hoodlums.
    Everyone complied, nobody traumatized, nobody called the cops “F U b___h”, everyone left and went home.

  • mike

    I knew it was nonsense & bad theater for Cop Hating Marxist

  • proteus

    He is a God like NFL player and should be put back on the pedestal. Nobody has any business questioning his actions. (SNARK). And I like his version of the events…soon to be a best seller!