It’s no secret that many NFL players try to hide their shaky pasts.
The league has always had rampant domestic violence issues among their players, but the NFL essentially forgives them in the end.
But one NFL anthem protester is desperate to hide one secret from you.
Colin Kaepernick was the first to disrespect the American flag.
But many have followed in Kaepernick’s footsteps, like Marshawn Lynch, Ed Reid, Marcus Peters and Michael Bennett.
Bennett, particularly, has been incredibly vocal about his disdain towards America.
And Bennett recently took to social media to accuse the LVPD of racially profiling him during an incident following the Mayweather vs. McGregor boxing match-up in Las Vegas.
Had it been true, of course it would have been absolutely unacceptable.
But it wasn’t true, and eyewitness videos of the altercation proved it.
Bennett realized how bad it looked and tried to clear his name by doing an ESPN special about his community efforts.
The Daily Caller reports:
“ESPN ran a special on Michael Bennett and how great of a citizen he is on Monday night, despite the fact he lied about a recent encounter with police to seem like a victim of racial profiling.
The Seattle Seahawks player was involved in an encounter with the police in Las Vegas in August in which he claimed he was targeted for “being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Bennett also claimed an officer pointed a gun at his head and told him he would “blow [his] f**king head off” if he moved.
A few weeks after the incident, a video taken via police body cameras completely debunked Bennett’s claim.
However there was no mention of Bennett’s encounter when ESPN aired a glowing special on his charitable work on Monday night ahead of the Seahawks’ game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Not only did they blatantly ignore his race-baiting hoax from just two months ago, but they praised Bennett for taking a knee during the national anthem and taking a stand against racial injustice.
There are plenty of players on both the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons worth praising — Bennett is not one of them.
This would have been a more suitable special to air on Bennett if the network had chosen to educate his fans about the truth of his encounter with the police.
ESPN should be ashamed of themselves for hailing him as a hero.”
You can watch the special here:
— Rebecca Otto (@RebeccaKOtto) November 21, 2017
Now, people will see him as a compassionate human being, right?
Not so fast. The reality is that he lied about the incident in Las Vegas.
This is nothing more than a powder-puff piece to make him appear empathetic and noble.