Harris County Prosecutors have moved to reject the accusation of an elderly injury offense against Michael Bennett's defensive edge, which is linked to an alleged incident after the Super Bowl LE at the NRG stadium in Houston.
Bennett is a spectator in Houston. to watch his brother, Martelus, then a player for the patriots in New England, on February 5, 2017. After the game, Michael Bennett says he is making his way to the field where players gather to celebrate, according to the office of the prosecution. NRG security officers, including a 66-year-old woman paraphystic, told Bennett to use a different entrance to access the terrain, but he claims to have pushed his hand while he was pacing through them
Patriots welcomed the defensive team. near Michael Bennett, with a revised contract that increases its base value from $ 15.7 million to $ 16.75 million.
Houston Police Chief Art Assevedo said at the time that the woman had suffered a shoulder dislocation.
"Having examined all the evidence and applying the law, the crime can not be proven beyond reasonable doubt," said Harris Vivian King County District Office Head Officer in a Wednesday note: "Initially there is a reason to justify a charge , but after a careful review of all evidence of the pre-charge and subsequent indictment, we can not prove this case beyond reasonable doubt. "
Officials said they had carried out a comprehensive review" This included a video received in a previous investigation, as well as a surveillance video shot by NFL and its associates.
The punishment for crime was punished by up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $ 10,000.
in the interest of justice, "King said. "Having looked at all the evidence, that was the right thing to do."
Bennett, 33, was sold to the patriots this extraordinary season.