Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett will go into an innocent plea if he faces a trial on a felony injury of the elderly charge, his legal representative told ESPN.
Bennett, who published $10,000 US bail after turning himself in on Monday, is represented by Rusty Hardin.
” The only 2 possible outcomes for this case is the DA’s workplace they do not have a case and dismissing, or a trial one or the other,” Hardin said Friday, per ESPN. “If and whenever they request a plea, it will be innocent.”
Bennett’s next court look is set up for Apr. 23 in Harris County, Texas, though Hardin doesn’t anticipate his client to be asked to enter a plea at that time.
Bennett was arraigned recently by a Texas grand jury originating from an event following Super Bowl LI, but was out of the nation at the time.
Hardin informed NBC Philadelphia Bennett’s defense is merely that “he didn’t touch her.”
Inning accordance with the Harris County district attorney’s declaration, Bennett injured a 66-year-old paraplegic woman while attempting to press his way on to the field from the stands on Feb. 5, 2017 in Houston. Bennett was at the game as a viewer seeing his brother Martellus play for the New England Patriots against the Atlanta Falcons.
Bennett, 32, is accuseded of intentionally and knowingly causing physical injury to a person 65 years or older. The charge carries a charge of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Inning accordance with the District Attorney’s Office, Bennett was told by stadium security workers that he had to use a various entrance to get to the field. He ignored security members and shoved his way on to the field and injured the disabled female, who was in a wheelchair and was a member of security.
Michael Bennett was a member of the Seattle Seahawks at the time of the occurrence. He was recently traded to the Eagles.
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