On Friday, a Houston grand jury indictment calling for the arrest of Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett was released after the nine-year NFL vet was accused of pushing/injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic woman to get on the field to celebrate with his brother, Martellus, after the latter bro won the Super Bowl in 2017. That felony charge could (but almost certainly won't) land Bennett in prison for up to 10 years. It also carries a fine of $10,000.
On Monday, Bennett turned himself into authorities, with his lawyer adding that it took three days to do so because he was out of the country over the weekend. As expected, Bennett was released after posting $10,000 bail. The New York Daily News adds that he will be permitted to travel back and forth to his Hawaiian home, though he won't be able to contact the victim he's accused of having injured (which, frankly, seemed unlikely anyway).
Art Acevedo, the Houston Police Chief, says that no video evidence of the incident exists and that the charges stem from testimony given by an officer who was on duty that night. He added that the reason it took more than a year to bring forth charges is because of both a lack of resources and the belief that Bennett was not an immediate threat to society.
Both the Seahawks (whom Bennett played for from 2013-17), as well as the Eagles (whom Bennett was traded to earlier this month), claim they were unaware of the accusations until Friday. Eagles GM Howie Roseman also stated the obvious on Monday by saying Bennett was "innocent until proven guilty."