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NFL player pulls out of Israel trip, feels 'used'

JERUSALEM (AP) An American professional football player has pulled out of a planned trip to Israel, accusing its government of trying to use him for PR purposes. Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett cited Muhammad Ali's support for the Palestinians, saying he too wanted to be a ''voice for the voiceless.'' Israeli officials had boasted the visit this week would...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ref attempts to restrain Michael Bennett from doing sack dance

An official in the Pro Bowl tried to prevent Michael Bennett from doing his signature sack dance during Sunday night’s game, but was unsuccessful in doing so.Bennett sacked Andy Dalton in the second quarter of the Pro Bowl, and then proceeded to bust out his three-pump sack dance. The ref, however, wanted to keep the game as family-friendly as possible, so he grabbed Bennett to...
Via The Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett thought he was going to retire a Buccaneer

Before joining the Seattle Seahawks in 2013, Michael Bennett played four seasons with the Tampa Buccaneers, and he made it known after his contract expired that he wanted to stay with Tampa Bay. Long story short, the Buccaneers let Bennett get away, and he is still unhappy that he and the team parted ways after the 2012 season. “I was upset too,” the Pro Bowl defensive end told...
Via The Sports Daily
January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Video of Michael Bennett cursing out reporter emerges

What happened before, during and after Saturday’s Divisional Playoff game wasn’t a good look for Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett. Bennett tried to gouge Falcons OT Ryan Schraeder’s eyes out after Devonta Freeman scored a touchdown early in the third quarter, but apparently wasn’t able to quell his anger and went off on a reporter after the game. Michael Bennett...
Via The Sports Daily
January 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Zach Zenner appreciates Michael Bennett’s compliments

Some may have been offended by Michael Bennett’s praise of Detroit Lions running back Zach Zenner that invoked race, but Zenner did not see it that way. In fact, Zenner says he appreciated the compliments. Speaking with the media on Tuesday ahead of the Seahawks’ playoff game against the Detroit Lions, Seattle DE Bennett was complimentary of Zenner and called him the best white...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett calls Zach Zenner the best white RB in the NFL

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is praising the opposition ahead of Saturday night’s wild-card game against the Detroit Lions. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Bennett called Detroit’s Zach Zenner the best white running back in the NFL. “The running back, man, there’s not many white running backs in the NFL, but he has to be the best right now,” Bennett...
Via The Sports Daily
January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett: ‘Three pumps is a fine, two pumps is a baby’ shirt sales ‘through the roof’

Michael Bennett is an outspoken NFL player. But when it’s all said and done, the Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman may best be remembered for his hilarious “Three pumps is a fine, two pumps is a baby” quote, which you can read about here. Shirts featuring that quote have been marketed and sold. According to Bennett, who wore one on Tuesday addressing the media, sales are...
Via Sportsnaut
January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Bennett criticizes cost of Steph Curry’s basketball camp

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has never been afraid to speak out about issues surrounding the sports world and the broader landscape of American society. It’s his outspoken and sometimes comedic nature that makes him a gem in the Pacific Northwest. In talking about community service and how professional athletes should give back, Bennett criticized two-time reigning...
Via Sportsnaut
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett: NFL referees have ‘always been terrible’

If you think the officiating has been particular bad in the NFL this season, you haven’t been paying attention in years past. That’s how Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett feels, at least. In a lengthy interview that will appear in the Dec. 21 issue of Sports Illustrated, Bennett was asked about the performance of the NFL’s officials. He was not kind. “Referees...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett talks great trash to star quarterbacks

By Larry Brown Michael Bennett is one of the funnier, more outspoken players in the NFL, so it’s no surprise to hear that he also talks some great trash to opposing quarterbacks. In a feature with Seattle Met, the Seahawks defensive lineman spoke unfiltered and shared his opinions on a range of subjects. One of the best things to come from the feature was him sharing some of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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