Michael Bennett RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bennett: 'I probably won't be back next year'

    Tacoma News Tribune "Michael Bennett thinks he’s likely to be one of many discarded from a Seahawks’ era that may have just ended. The two-time Pro Bowl defensive end told me at his locker following the 26-24 loss to Arizona in the regular-season finale on New Year’s Eve: “I probably won't be back next..." January 01

  • Did Michael Bennett hint that his Seahawks career is ending?

    Yardbarker "The end of the Legion of Boom in Seattle is impending, and one player who could be gone from the team’s defense after the season is Michael Bennett. The defensive lineman seemed to hint at that on Twitter Saturday. Bennett retweeted two articles from his Twitter account Saturday that talked..." December 30

  • NFL believes Michael Bennett was indeed trying to get the ball

    Pro Football Talk "As MDS recently explained it, the NFL needs to explain why Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett wasn’t fined or suspended for diving at the knees of Jaguars center Brandon Linder. While the league has not yet provided an on-the-record explanation (it may be coming at the next Joe Lockhart..." December 17

  • NFL must explain why Michael Bennett faced no discipline

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL fines or suspends a player, it issues a statement about what the player did to draw the fine or suspension. This week, the NFL needs to issue a statement to explain what a player did to avoid a fine or suspension. The player in question is Seahawks defensive lineman Michael..." December 16

  • Quinton Jefferson Tried To Go Into The Stands After A Fan Threw Something At Him

    Uproxx "The ending to the Seahawks-Jaguars game got extra chippy after Seattle was overly aggressive as the Jags took knees to end the game. Quinton Jefferson and Michael Bennett both found themselves in fights with Jaguars players, with Jefferson getting ejected. Has he left the field, Jefferson got..." December 11

  • Seahawks' Michael Bennett receives coin from Vietnam War veteran

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett said he was honored by a gesture of support he received Sunday from a Vietnam War veteran. According to Bennett, the man approached him on the field at Levi's Stadium after Seattle's 24-13 win over the San Francisco 49ers and handed Bennett..." November 27

  • Why Seahawks’ Michael Bennett stood for national anthem

    Larry Brown Sports "Michael Bennett stood for the national anthem prior to Thursday night’s Seattle Seahawks-Arizona Cardinals game, which was a departure from his usual behavior this season. So why the change? NBC announcer Mike Tirico said on the telecast that Bennett told them he was standing this week to..." November 10

  • Michael Bennett: First step to resolving anthem issue is getting Kaepernick on a team

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL tries to persuade all players to choose to stand for the national anthem, one of the players on the front lines of the movement has identified one key step that needs to happen before the situation can be resolved: Colin Kaepernick needs to be on a team. “I got to talk to the players..." October 19

  • Michael Bennett stands for anthem for 1st time this season

    Tacoma News Tribune "Michael Bennett and his fellow defensive linemen did the national anthem differently this time. They and all Seahawks stood. Bennett sat for anthems before all four preseason games and the first four regular-season ones, to protest mistreatment of minorities and the need for police reform in..." October 09

  • Police: 'No evidence' of excessive force in Michael Bennett incident

    ESPN "Police said Friday they found "no evidence" that officers used excessive force in detaining Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett during an August incident in Las Vegas and that they had reasonable suspicion to make the stop. Bennett has accused police officers of racial profiling,..." September 29

  • Michael Bennett, Pete Carroll would like to talk to Trump about NFL protests

    CBS Sports "The headlines are slammed with stories about President Donald Trump's continued feud with the NFL over players protesting, a feud the president is thrilled about continuing according to reports. Trump praised the "great anger" from fans at the Cowboys-Cardinals game on Monday night after people..." September 27

  • Michael Bennett wants a sit down with Donald Trump

    Sportress of Blogitude "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett made an appearance Monday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” and expressed a desire to sit down with President Donald Trump to discuss the NFL’s national anthem protest controversy, among other issues. Bennett, who has been kneeling during the anthem..." September 26

  • Seahawks' Michael Bennett suing Las Vegas police over racial profiling claim, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Michael Bennett-Las Vegas police department story isn't going away anytime soon. After Bennett accused the Las Vegas PD of racial profiling and said his life was threatened by officers after the Mayweather-McGregor bout in August, the LVPD denied the claim and pointed the finger at..." September 13

  • Michael Bennett's attorney calls for investigation of Las Vegas police

    USA Today "The attorney for Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett called for an independent investigation of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department after Bennett's claims of racial profiling and police brutality. “Over the last several days, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department and its union..." September 08

  • NFL won’t investigate Michael Bennett

    Pro Football Talk "The Las Vegas police union wants the NFL to investigate Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett. The NFL will not be granting that request. “There is no allegation of a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy tells PFT, “and therefore there is no basis..." September 07

  • Vegas PD asks NFL to investigate Bennett's 'false allegations'

    Seattle Times "In response to claims Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett made Wednesday alleging that Las Vegas police singled him out for being black and using excessive force, the police’s union on Thursday wrote a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell asking for an investigation of Bennett. The..." September 07

  • NFLPA executive director to meet with Bennett, issues statement

    Sportsnaut "NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith took to social media on Wednesday to show support for union member, defensive end Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks. “We have seen Michael’s statement, who is one of our player leaders. Social justice is an issue that all NFL players, just..." September 06

  • Las Vegas Police Department: Michael Bennett case is under investigation

    Sportsnaut "The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has issued a small statement in response to Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett’s claims that he was a victim of police brutality. While the statement didn’t say much, it did note that the “case is under investigation,” and urged the..." September 06

  • Michael Bennett: Cop Threatened to 'Blow My F**king Head Off'

    TMZ "Seattle Seahawks superstar Michael Bennett says a police officer threatened to "blow my f*cking head off" during a heated incident in Vegas on the weekend of the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight. Bennett says he was heading back to his hotel room after the fight when he heard gunshots ring out...." September 06

  • Justin Britt supports protesting Michael Bennett during anthem

    Larry Brown Sports "Michael Bennett asked for support from white players in seeking recognition of the social issues in America, and he received some. Seattle Seahawks center Justin Britt stood by Bennett’s side during the national anthem prior to the Seahawks’ preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings on..." August 19

  • Seahawks' Bennett: White player joining protest could spur change

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said the conversation about anthem protests would change if white players became part of the movement. "It would take a white player to really get things changed," Bennett said Wednesday on ESPN's SC6, "because when somebody from the other side..." August 17

  • Michael Bennett: “This Is Bigger Than Me, This Is Bigger Than Football.”

    Seahawks.com "Michael Bennett knows that his job as a professional athlete gives him a significant platform, so when the Seahawks defensive end sees injustice in the world, he feels it is his duty to use that platform to make a difference. As a result, Bennett was seated on a bench Sunday during the National..." August 14

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