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Packers' Bennett Cried After Police Mistook Brother For Gunman

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

Packers' tight end Martellus Bennett said he cried Wednesday after seeing video of his brother handcuffed by police in Las Vegas where he was mistaken for a gunman.

Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks was stopped after the recent boxing match that Floyd Mayweather won -- and as Bennett asked what he did wrong, one Vegas Metro officer straddled his back while another pointed a gun from a ledge. His brother talked to reporters for 20 minutes about it Wednesday, saying he couldn't help thinking what might have happened to Michael if the situation changed for just two seconds. Michael Bennett released a long statement on Twitter Wednesday describing his ordeal, and Martellus said he was proud of the way he handled it. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and N-F-L Commissioner Roger Goddell also had words of praise -- and Goodell said the issues Michael raised "deserve serious attention from all our leaders in every community."

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