Philadelphia Eagles roundup: Charges for Bennett dismissed , Stephen A Smith

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 25: Defensive end Michael Bennett #77 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates a sack against the New York Giants during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 25, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles won 25-22. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 25: Defensive end Michael Bennett #77 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates a sack against the New York Giants during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 25, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles won 25-22. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Prosecutors decided charges against Michael Bennett should be dismissed, and Stephen A. Smith sides with the Cowboys. It’s all here on ‘Philadelphia Eagles Roundup’.

So, after nine sacks in a Philadelphia Eagles jersey, months of uncertainty, and being traded two times over the course of thirteen months, one of the worst hiccups of Michael Bennett‘s life is over. More on that in a second. First, we begin with some talk about Stephen A Smith.

Here’s a man who is near and dear to the hearts of many Eagles fans, partially because of his connection to Philly and his disdain for the Dallas Cowboys fan base. Eagles fans aren’t going to like what he had to say recently though.

Recently, on an episode of ESPN’s First Take, Smith stated Dallas wasn’t in the category of Super Bowl contender but they had a better chance of getting there than the Eagles did. We won’t spoil this one for you. Take a look for yourself:

Clip courtesy of ESPN’s official YouTube channel

Are any words really necessary? Let’s move on.

Former Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett gets some good news.

Those of you who are interested in what’s been going on with now-former Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett, and hoping for a positive outcome, will be happy to hear this. After months of rumors, debate and multiple postponements, prosecutors in the case where he was accused of injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic who was working security at NRG Stadium during Super Bowl LI have decided to drop the charges.

Vivian King is the chief of staff for Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, and she explained why the decision was made. Here’s a quote:

"After looking at all the evidence and applying the law, a crime could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt… There was probable cause to warrant a charge initially, but after a careful review of all the pre-charge and post-charge evidence, we cannot prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt… We dismissed this case in the interest of justice… After looking at all the evidence, this was the right thing to do…"

Rusty Hardin, Michael Bennett’s attorney, spoke with NFL.com’s Tom Pellissero, and he had this to say:

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Case closed, and now, everyone can go back to business as usual, Bennett is, now, able to focus completely on football. Next season, he’ll do so in a New England Patriots jersey.