Anti-American anthem protester Malcolm Jenkins is back again pushing a victimhood narrative.
Jenkins led the group of protesters who essentially blackmailed the league into committing $89 million to leftist activism groups.
Now Jenkins is pushing an absurd conspiracy theory involving another anthem protester.
Jenkins believes that his new teammate Michael Bennett, who protested the anthem as a member of the Seattle Seahawks, is being persecuted by the court system in Texas regarding an alleged assault that took place at the Super Bowl one year ago.
NFL activist and Players Coalition leader Malcolm Jenkins, thinks that the authorities are “trying to make an example” of fellow anthem protester Michael Bennett, by indicting him for pushing an elderly female security guard.
According to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, Jenkins said, “From the outside looking in, not necessarily knowing all the details, but just kind of using common sense, it seems like they’re trying to make an example out of him.”
The Eagles’ safety continued, “But hopefully, those things will work out in his favor. He’s a guy that, I was excited when we [traded for him]. Still looking forward to him being a part of this team, being part of this community, because I think he’s somebody that cares. Somebody that works hard, obviously, he’s a great athlete, but a great human being as well.”
Jenkins became teammates with Bennett this offseason, when the Eagles acquired the latter in a trade with Seattle. Bennett’s lawyers have denounced the charges against him in Houston as, “ludicrous.”
Bennett’s other notable brushes with the law include an infamous incident in Las Vegas where he lied about being racially profiled and having the Las Vegas Police Department threaten to “blow his f*ck*ng head off.” Only to have camera footage reveal that the LVMPD detained him only after he acted suspiciously and ran from police, with no documentation of an officer making vulgar threats of shooting him in the head.
Bennett’s credibility took a big hit after the embarrassing Las Vegas incident, so it’s difficult to give him the benefit of the doubt in his most recent legal entanglement.
From USA Today:
A Texas grand jury indicted Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett on Friday for injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic security staffer at the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston, according to a press release from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
Bennett has been charged with injury to the elderly, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, according to the release.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo called Bennett, whose charitable efforts have been well-documented, “morally bankrupt” in a news conference Friday.
According to the district attorney’s office, Bennett was at Super Bowl LI as a spectator to watch his brother, tight end Martellus Bennett, play for the New England Patriots against the Atlanta Falcons. While attempting to get onto the field after the game to celebrate with his brother, Michael Bennett shoved a security staffer who had asked him to use a different entrance for field access, according to the release.
Acevedo said Bennett allegedly told the people he had pushed, ” ‘You all must know who I am and I can own this (expletive). I’m going down to the field, whether you like it or not.’”
Another alleged victim, who wasn’t initially named in the criminal complaint, came forward and corroborated the claims made by others.
If the Houston justice system is “trying to make an example” out of people who push elderly paraplegics to the ground in a fit of rage and arrogance, then good on them.