Towards the end of October, Las Vegas police said they found “no evidence” that officers used excessive force on Michael Bennett and released various versions of body cam footage to prove that he was lying about what happened to him following the Mayweather-McGregor fight.
Social media basically convicted him and called him a liar, and up until now, he had never spoken on that newly released footage.
On Thursday, the Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman finally spoke publicly and he didn’t seem to bothered by people who call him a liar and dispute his accounts of his August incident with police in Las Vegas.
“I can’t really worry about what people say because there’s a certain part of people who are not going to believe you regardless of what you do,” Bennett said Thursday. “So for me, it’s continuously stay on my position and keep doing what I do.”
“Obviously, at the end of the thing, I’m talking to officers who weren’t a part of it. I got taken to another officer, and that’s the one I ended up talking to towards the end,” Bennett said. “So like I said, I don’t hate anybody or have a problem with any police officers. Just that what happened to me is a certain situation.
“People are entitled to their position and what they believe in, no matter what happened. So at the end of the day, there’s going to be people who believe me and people who don’t believe me, and my ultimate goal is not to make everybody believe me or make everybody happy, it’s just about me being able to sleep at night and continuously speak upon what happened to me personally.”
Bennett claimed an officer sought him out, put a gun to his head and threatened to shoot him after people began running when shots rang out.
— Michael Bennett (@mosesbread72) September 7, 2017
Since the release of the new footage, Bennett has yet to see it and doesn’t plan on it. Why?
Bennett said he hasn’t seen the video: “I was there, so I don’t need to see the video.”