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Report: Ex-Seahawk Michael Bennett indicted on felony charge

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News came down Friday morning that former Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett faces a felony charge in an incident stemming from Super Bowl LI.

Bennett, 32, was traded from Seattle to the Philadelphia Eagles on March 7. He has been in the public limelight recently with his decision to sit during the national anthem at NFL games and accused Las Vegas officers of using excessive force against him at a casino in 2017.

Bennett went to high school in Houston and attended Texas A&M University.

Two pieces of the Texas penal code that might apply to the incident (courtesy of Field Gulls writer Ben Baldwin) are listed below:

UPDATE, 12:54 p.m.: A statement from Houston’s chief of police was released.

More details will be added as they become available.