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Seahawks DL Michael Bennett not worried about Las Vegas Doubters

Michael Bennett, Eagles

Seattle Seahawks defensive standout Michael Bennett has become a polarizing figure for things happening off the gridiron the last few seasons. The latest example of this is the incident involving police, Bennett, and a then assumed shooting in Las Vegas.

Michael Bennett claims he was treated unfairly by police because of the color of his skin. This has, because of course, led to people taking sides and turning this into a cops vs whatever the heck they think they are up against.

As for Bennett, he knows people do not believe his side of the story, but it doesn’t concern him.

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, via Brady Henderson of ESPN.com. “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 in his first remarks on the situation since the police statement. “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.”

Instead of judging him from a distance, the very least anyone can do is listen to what he has to say. If you don’t believe him after, fine. But, seriously, at least listen before shutting him out.