Michael Bennett on Arrest: I Was Profiled, But Not All Police Are Bad

Super Bowl champion and Seahawks’ defensive end Michael Bennett said he was assaulted and threatened at gunpoint by police during a chaotic incident in Las Vegas last month, and he now is exploring his legal options.

Michael Bennett elaborated more during a press conference, about a video that showed him being aggressively arrested in Las Vegas after the Mayweather Vs. McGregor fight.

The Seahawks star told the media, “It sucks that the country we live in now sometimes you get profiled for the color of your skin. It’s a tough situation for me. Do I think every police officer is bad? No. I don’t believe that. Do I believe that there’s some people out there that are judging people on the color of their skin? I do believe that. I’m just focused on trying to push forward and keep continuously … the quest for justice for people. Keep pushing the quality for oppressed people.”

He went on to further state, “I’m just lucky to be here to be able to speak about it. At any moment I could’ve made the wrong decision or rather move and felt like I was resisting or doing something wrong and you guys would be wearing, the Seahawks would be wearing the patch with No. 72 on it. So I’m just lucky to be here right now to be able to continuously fight for people, fight for the equality of all people regardless of their color, regardless of their gender.”

You can check out the full press conference below.

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