Michael Bennett RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Michael Bennett to Donate 2017 Endorsement Money to Minority Causes; Urges Others to Do The Same

    Black Sports Online "Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is one of the more woke athletes in all of sports. He and his brother, Patriots TE Martellus, are an incredible story. Check it out if you haven’t. Michael has decided to donate all his endorsement money in 2017 to groups promoting social change, specifically..." April 05

  • Seahawks' Michael Bennett 'can't see' Richard Sherman leaving

    ESPN "Pete Carroll acknowledged this week that the Seattle Seahawks have taken calls from teams looking to trade for Richard Sherman, but Sherman's teammate Michael Bennett doesn't see the Pro Bowl cornerback going anywhere. "I can't see him leaving," Bennett said during an interview on SportsCenter...." March 31

  • Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett takes jab at Jaguars

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett objected to the NFL this week outlawing a player from “leaping” over the line of scrimmage to block a field goal or extra point and fired a jab at the Jaguars in his reasoning. Bennett appeared on Fox Sports One’s “Undisputed,” Wednesday morning, a..." March 30

  • Chance the Rapper Inspires Michael Bennett to Donate His 2017 Endorsement Money: 'The System Is Failing Our Kids'

    Complex "Just two days after Chance the Rapper announced that he would be donating $1 million to the Chicago Public School system, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett made a similar move by saying he'd donate all his 2017 endorsement money to "rebuild minority communities through s.t.e.a.m..." March 10

  • Seahawks Defensive End Michael Bennett Speaks on Kaepernick, Trump, And Why He Didn’t Go to Israel

    Complex "Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett drew attention earlier this month when he backed out of a trip with fellow NFL players to Israel. The trip was sponsored by the Israeli government. "One of my heroes has always been Muhammad Ali," Bennett wrote at the time. "I know that Ali always stood..." February 25

  • Michael Bennett calls off Israel trip, accuses Israeli government of using him

    Seattle Times "Seahawk defensive end Michael Bennett, who was scheduled to be one of 11 NFL players to visit Israel next week as part of a goodwill tour sponsored by the Israeli government, has decided not to make the trip, apparently over concerns that his involvement would be construed as approving the..." February 11

  • Michael Bennett fires expletive-laden rant at reporter, calmed by Richard Sherman

    CBS Sports "The Seahawks' season ended ingloriously Saturday, thanks in large part to the runaway Matt Ryan for MVP train. When it was over, Ryan was 26 of 37 for 338 yards with three touchdowns and no turnovers in the 36-20 victory. Ryan was sacked three times, but for most of the afternoon, had plenty of..." January 15

  • Michael Bennett negotiations “difficult,” but he’s happy

    Pro Football Talk "It took a while, but Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett finally has a new contract, a three-year extension that will pay him $19 million over the next 14 months. He commemorated the occasion with a press conference. “It’s pretty cool,” Bennett told reporters. “It’s good to be a part of an..." December 31

  • Seahawks ink Michael Bennett to 'lucrative' extension

    CBS Sports "The Seattle Seahawks defensive core is going to remain in place for a few more years as the Seahawks ensured their top defensive lineman, and arguably key to the defense, will remain with the team by signing Michael Bennett to a contract extension Friday. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La..." December 30