Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett said he "broke down crying" and was forced to walk out of team meetings after seeing video of the incident involving his brother, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, on Aug. 27 in Las Vegas.
Martellus Bennett said that shortly after the incident, he spoke on the phone to his brother, who alleged Wednesday that he had experienced racial profiling and had a gun drawn on him by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department following the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight. But the video, which surfaced later Wednesday on TMZ Sports and featured Michael getting handcuffed, put Martellus Bennett in an emotional state.
"I didn't even know there was a video," Martellus told reporters after practice on Wednesday. "I had to walk out of meetings because I broke down crying, just thinking about what could have happened, what could have been. It was just so close. You never know these days."
The Seahawks and Packers meet this weekend at Lambeau Field. When talking to reporters about reuniting with his brother in person, Martellus Bennett got emotional.
"Sometimes, a hug is the best thing you can give," Bennett said.
"Michael's doing well. I think the first couple days (after the incident) were really tough."
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department undersheriff Kevin McMahill said in a news conference Wednesday that he saw "no evidence that race played any role in this incident." The officer who apprehended Bennett didn't have his body camera on.
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