Las Vegas Police immediately responded to the claims that Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Bennett was assaulted and mistreated by members of the force after the Mayweather-McGregor bout. LVPD officials say they will launch an investigation into the matter, and Bennett’s letter also prompted the NFL to issue its own response.
A portion of the statement from the LPVD reads as follows:
On September 6, 2017 the LVMPD was made aware of a statement put on social media that contained allegations of police misconduct towards NFL player Michael Bennett, who was in Las Vegas over the weekend of August 26, 2017. With the Mayweather-McGregor fight taking place that weekend, and approximately 200,000 visitors in town, the LVMPD had every available resource committed to ensuring the safety of everyone in the Las Vegas valley.
This incident originated at approximately 1:30 a.m. on August 27, 2017 when the LVMPD received calls of a possible active shooter at Drai’s Nightclub located inside of the Cromwell. The event resulted in Mr. Bennett being detained for approximately 10minutes during the investigation. He was later released and the active shooter information was later determined to be unfounded.
Thus far, it looks like Bennett, who by all accounts appears to be a stand-up guy, might have a case on his hands. But his alleged mistreatment prompted a surprising response from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has often shied away from matters such as this if the court of public opinion is to be believed.
That’s cool and all, but it’d be nice to see him speak up for Colin Kaepernick and all these “league sources” spewing crap about the man’s ability instead of avoiding the so-called “distraction” he’d cause a team.