HOUSTON (WTXF) - Michael Bennet, the Philadelphia Eagles newly acquired defensive end, has surrendered to police in Texas Monday as he faces charges stemming from an incident following Super Bowl LI.
On Friday, Bennett was indicted by a Harris County grand jury on a felony charge of injury to the elderly.
Bennett stands accused of injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic woman who was controlling access to the field at NRG Stadium in Houston on the night of Super Bowl LI. The woman received medical attention for a shoulder injury.
Bennett was a spectator and in the stadium to support his brother, who played for the New England Patriots.
The charge carries a penalty of up to ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Bennett made a brief court appearance Monday where the judge set his bond at $10,000 on a felony count of injury to the elderly.
The Philadelphia Eagles released the following statement on Friday:
We are aware of the situation involving Michael Bennett and are in the process of gathering more information. Because this is an ongoing legal matter we will have no further comment at this time.