Early in the first quarter against Washington, Michael Vick dodged two pass rushers, spun left, spun back right, wheeled left again, pulled out of an ankle tackle, flung a pass downfield just before getting hit, and connected with Nelson Agholor for a 58-yard Eagles touchdown..
And it wasn’t a fluke, an optical illusion, a trip to a parallel universe or a figment of everybody’s imagination. Nor was it a “deceptively athletic” play. It’s part of Wentz’s toolbox, it has been refined by a year in the NFL, and it’s what the Eagles spent the offseason and training camp developing and adding weapons to make the most of this season.
“Michael Bennett represents the best of the NFL — a leader on his team and in his community,” Goodell’s statement said. “We will support Michael and all NFL players in promoting mutual respect between law enforcement and the communities they loyally serve and fair and equal treatment under law.”
Bennett was detained in the early morning hours of Aug. 27 while fleeing from a Las Vegas casino amid reports of an active shooter. The 6-4, 274-pound defensive end claims police singled him out and pointed their guns at him “for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
He said a police officer in the area stopped him and ordered him to get on the ground, then put a gun to his head and explicitly threatened to shoot him if he moved. Bennett said a second Cheap Hockey Jerseys officer then “forcefully jammed his knee” into his back as they handcuffed him.
Bennett said he repeatedly asked officers what he had done and Cheap Goalie Jerseys Soccer they told him to shut up. They eventually released him after confirming his identity but “without any legitimate justification for the officers’ abusive conduct.”