After the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight last month, Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks says that he was threatened with guns by police officers and arrested for being Black on the streets of Las Vegas. TMZ has acquired footage of the scary incident that Bennett says could have been the end of his life.
According to Bennett, he and his friends were walking with hundreds of other people after the fight when they heard what sounded like gunshots. They ran (like any sane person would), and shortly after Bennett was approached by police officers with their guns drawn. "A police officer ordered me to get on the ground," Bennett wrote in an open letter that he posted to Twitter on Sept. 6. "As I laid on the ground, complying with his commands not to move, he placed his gun near my head and warned me that if I moved he would "blow my f*cking head off."
People are sounding off now that Bennett shared his side of the story and now that there is footage of the incident, but this is not the first time that a Black NFL player has accused the police of using excessive force or of being straight up racist. Check the slideshow above to see a few other players who know the fear and confusion that Michael Bennett says he felt that night in Vegas.