NFL defensive end Michael Bennett was indicted Friday in Houston on a charge of injury to the elderly in connection with an incident that occurred when he was a spectator at the 2017 Super Bowl. The Harris County district attorney’s office said Bennett rushed the field when the game ended to congratulate his brother Martellus Bennett, who played for the winning New England Patriots. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference that Bennett was told to use a different field entrance, but he pushed through the security detail, which included a 66-year-old paraplegic woman in a wheelchair. The woman suffered a sprained shoulder in the February 5, 2017, incident, Acevedo said. Bennett’s legal team does not have a comment at this time. Harris County said the felony charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
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