Michael Bennett Turns Himself In After Allegedly Injuring Elderly Woman in Wheelchair
Michael BennettTaken into CustodyOn Injury To Elderly Charge
3/26/2018 11:10 AM PT
11:15 AM PT -- The judge has set Michael Bennett's bond at $10,000 ... and has imposed a no-contact order between Bennett and the stadium employee.
1:30 PM PT -- Bennett has been released from Harris County Jail.
Philadelphia Eagles star Michael Bennett has just arrived for his first court appearance in Houston ... 3 days after he was charged with injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic woman at the 2017 Super Bowl.
The formal charge is "injury to the elderly" -- a felony that carries up to 10 years in prison.
Defensive end Michael Bennett with the @Eagles heading into Harris county court after being charged with injuring an elderly, paraplegic woman during the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston. pic.twitter.com/4O1W2k5Fn5
The incident happened when Bennett "shoved his way on to the field" to join his brother, Martellus, who had just won the Super Bowl with the Patriots at NRG Stadium, according to the Harris Country Texas D.A.
The Houston Police Department says one of their officers witnessed Bennett push 3 stadium employees -- including the woman in the wheelchair.