New video evidence appears to suggest that Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett lied about why police officers took him down in Las Vegas in late August.
Bennett claimed that he was the victim of racial profiling when police officers detained him outside the Cromwell Hotel following the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight as they were searching for a possible active shooter.
TMZ previously reported that everyone in the club was told by the police to get down and not move, at which point Bennett reportedly took off running.
On September 6, Bennett said that police “singled me out and pointed their guns at me for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
However, newly-released footage shows that Bennett did not tell the truth about why he was detained.
“The footage shows a 3-man police team — made up of 2 Hispanic officers and 1 black officer — identify Bennett as a suspicious person who did not get down on the ground as ordered during the hotel sweep,” TMZ reported Friday.
During the incident Bennett screamed, “I wasn't doing nothing man! I was here with my friends! They told us to get out, everybody ran!”
Bennett also claimed that one of the police officers threated to “blow my f**king head off,” of which there is no proof.