Michael Bennett RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Seahawks' Bennett to host benefit for Seattle woman shot by police

    Seattle Times "Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett and his wife Pele will join the family of Charleena Lyles to host a rally and benefit for the late mother and her kids at Judkins Park on July 29 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., according to an event posted to Facebook. The event notice says it is..." July 23

  • Seahawks' Bennett explains why he skips OTAs: 'I like to be a parent'

    Tacoma News Tribune "Michael Bennett wore a black T-shirt and matching cap with the words “I KNOW MY RIGHTS” in white letters. The Seahawks’ vocal, activist, Pro Bowl defensive end also knows why Colin Kaepernick remains unemployed in the NFL. To him, that’s black and white, too. “There is no logical..." June 17

  • Michael Bennett: Colin Kaepernick's lack of team shows gap between players, fans

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett says Colin Kaepernick remaining unsigned reflects the state of the NFL. "I think the league is built on middle America, and most of the middle of America is predominantly a white crowd," Bennett said Wednesday. "That's just the truth of it. I think..." June 15

  • Michael Bennett blasts revealing article about Seahawks

    Sporting News "A revealing article about the Seahawks and their locker-room dynamic involving cornerback Richard Sherman, coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson, posted Thursday morning on ESPN.com and written by Seth Wickersham, raised plenty eyebrows. In part, it details how Seattle's defensive..." May 25

  • Michael Bennett, columnist, appear to bury hatchet after apology

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett threatened to boycott the Seattle Times after a column critical of Bennett appeared in the paper on Sunday. While the column from writer Matt Calkins largely praised Bennett for his on-field performance, numerous charity endeavors and engaging personality,..." May 23

  • Michael Bennett threatens media boycott over Seattle Times column

    Bleacher Report "Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett announced a boycott of the Seattle Times after an article called him immature. Bennett voiced his displeasure on Twitter, encouraging his teammates to join him in refusing interviews with the paper. Matt Calkins wrote the story in question,..." May 22

  • Michael Bennett calls out Stephen A. Smith as ‘all talk and no action’ on social activism

    Awful Announcing "If you come at Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett, you had better expect he’ll come right back. Earlier this week ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith used the “Final Take” segment of his First Take show to criticize Bennett, who recently campaigned for Colin Kaepernick to join his team. Smith..." May 20

  • Michael Bennett: Seattle the 'perfect place' for Colin Kaepernick

    ESPN "Defensive end Michael Bennett said Tuesday that Seattle would be the "perfect place" for quarterback Colin Kaepernick to sign. "I think a person that's dedicating their life to creating change, why wouldn't you want that type of leadership in your locker room?" Bennett told John Clayton and Gee..." May 16