Police: No evidence Bennett mistreated
Police acted appropriately and professionally detaining Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett when he ran from a Las Vegas casino as officers searched for an active shooter, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Friday. Lombardo said a review of hundreds of videos found no evidence that the three officers who had direct contact with Bennett early Aug. 27, in the hours after the Floyd Mayweather
Conor McGregor fight, racially profiled him, used excessive force or threatened to blow his head off, as Bennett said. Bennett didn’t commit a crime, the sheriff said. But the former Buc was handcuffed at gunpoint and held for about 10 minutes in the back of a patrol car until police concluded that the reported gunfire was really the sound of velvet rope stands knocked to a tile floor. Bennett’s attorney,
John Burris, said he wants to review videos more closely but believes the clips shown at Lombardo’s news conference verified Bennett’s account. See a video of the clips at tampabay.com/sports.