Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett posted a frightening story on official Twitter account on Wednesday morning, detailing an incident in Las Vegas where a police officer threatened to “blow his f**king head off.”
Bennett, who has been outspoken in his support for Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest over (among many things) police violence, was in Vegas to attend the superfight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. After the fight, there was a brief chaos when the sound of gunshots rang out in the air. At that point, Bennett claims that police officers targeting him for no reason other than the color of his skin.
Here’s Bennett’s full post (warning — some NSFW language is used):
— Michael Bennett (@mosesbread72) September 6, 2017
Bennett was one of the first players to join Kaepernick in his national anthem protest last year, and continues to sit out the Star Spangled Banner before Seahawks games. If you’re one of those people who was quick to condemn Kaepernick and the players who joined him for their actions, perhaps you ought to read Bennett’s story again and think about the other side of the coin for a while.
TMZ obtained a brief video of the incident:
The Las Vegas Police Department have tweeted out that they are investigating the incident, asking for the public to reserve judgment until they release more information.
Reference a statement made by Michael Bennett, this case is under investigation. Reserve judgment. We will address this publicly today.
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) September 6, 2017