Roger Goodell Issues Statement Of Support For Michael Bennett

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Photo Credit: HRC/WENN.com

Photo Credit: HRC/WENN.com

On Wednesday, Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett issued a statement regarding an incident with Las Vegas Police that occurred last month.

Bennett detailed his interaction with the police, which allegedly included excessive force, a death threat and gun pointed to his head.

Wednesday evening, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement of his own regarding the matter and gave his full support of Bennett.

“Michael Bennett represents the best of the NFL — a leader on his team and in his community,” Goodell said, via ProFootballTalk.com. “Our foremost concern is the welfare of Michael and his family. While we understand the Las Vegas police department will address this later this evening, the issues Michael has been raising deserve serious attention from all of our leaders in every community. We will support Michael and all NFL players in promoting mutual respect between law enforcement and the communities they loyally serve and fair and equal treatment under the law.”

TMZ Sports has video of Bennett’s arrest, though it only shows him being handcuffed.

Bennett has hired civil rights attorney John Burris and is considering filing a federal civil rights lawsuit for “unlawful detention.

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