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NFL's Michael Bennett Says Police Threatened to 'Blow My Head Off'


The onetime Super Bowl champion alleged via a lengthy statement on Twitter that after hearing what sounded like gunshots after the fight he and others began to run, but Police officers quickly singled him out and forced him to the ground.


A few hours later, LVMPD Undersheriff Kevin McMahill confirmed at a press conference that the department's internal affairs division would investigate the incident.


The football player said he could only imagine how those who died because of police violence felt, invoking the names of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Charleena Lyles.


Burris, the lawyer, told NBC Bay Area on Wednesday that for Bennett to be singled out in a crowd rushing to safety was particularity outrageous.


Ahead of the Seahawk's Sunday match-up with the Green Bay Packers, the team's coach Pete Carroll made it clear during a Wednesday press conference that everyone in the organization had Bennett's back in the situation.




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