An NFL star is speaking out after a frightening incident in which he says he was in a life and death situation. Michael Bennett is a famous football player for the Seattle Seahawks.
In a post on his social media account, Bennett said he recently went to Las Vegas to watch the Mayweather vs. McGregor boxing match. As he was leaving the event, he heard what sounded like gunfire.
Bennett claims that he began to run to find safety, along with numerous other people who were scared of the potential sound of gunfire. It was then that police stopped Bennett.
Posting a statement on Twitter, Bennett said police singled him out and pointed their guns at him. Police officers ordered him to the ground, placed a gun to his head and “warned me if I moved my head, he would ‘blow my [expletive] head off,’” Bennett said.
“The Officers’ excessive use of force was unbearable,” Bennett said in his statement. “I felt helpless as I lay there on the ground facing the real life threat of being killed. All I could think of was ‘I’m going to die for no reason other than I’m black and my skin color is somehow a threat.’”
At this time, Bennett said he is exploring legal options to hold the officers responsible for their actions. He also vowed to continue to sit during the national anthem until true equality is achieved in America.
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