Eagles’ Michael Bennett has another postponement in his arraignment
According to a report by NFL.com, we won’t get any closer to resolving the court case involving Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett until August 7th.
It appears Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett is a long way from seeing his court case come to an end. Thanks to a recent article by Austin Knoblauch of NFL.com, we’ve learned that Bennett’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, told Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network that the arraignment is now rescheduled for August 7th.
This is, apparently, the third time that this has happened.
Let’s get some of you caught up.
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Following a grand jury’s indictment, a warrant was issued for Bennett’s arrest. This stemming from an alleged incident at Super Bowl LI, which was held at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Bennett was in attendance to support his brother, Martellus Bennett, who at the time was a member of the New England Patriots.
Michael ran onto the field following the game’s conclusion. In the process, he allegedly injured a member of the venue’s security personnel, a 66-year-old paraplegic woman.
He’s been charged with injury to the elderly, which could result in a $10,000 fine and up to ten years in prison.
NFL.com states Bennett’s lawyer is searching for video from the alleged incident, Bennett hasn’t entered a plea yet and that his legal team is hoping for a dismissal prior to the start of the regular season. If his case does make it to trial, Bennett is expected to enter a plea of not guilty.
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Currently, we’re no closer to reaching a conclusion than we were weeks ago. As stated, charges could be dropped prior to the start of the 2018 campaign. If not, a trial in the middle of the season or at the season’s conclusion are also likely.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens.