Sport Martellus Bennett Brought to Tears, Left Meeting After Seeing Video of Michael

11:05  07 september  2017
11:05  07 september  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

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Packers tight end Martellus Bennett said he started crying and had to leave meetings after seeing the video of his brother Michael 's incident with a Las Vegas police officer, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

Martellus Bennett said he broke down when he saw the video of his brother face down in handcuffs. He was brought to tears again talking about Michael . Rob Demovsky, ESPN Staff Writer.

Packers tight end Martellus Bennett said he started crying and had to leave meetings after seeing the video of his brother Michael's incident with a Las Vegas police officer, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com

"I didn't even know there was a video," Martellus said. "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."

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Michael and Martellus Bennett are extremely close. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Martellus had to excuse himself from a team meeting after seeing video of the incident for the first time.

Martellus : I cried after seeing video of Michael . Martellus Bennett said he broke down when he saw the video of his brother face down in handcuffs. He was brought to tears again talking about Michael .

During a 20-minute media session, Martellus spoke about when he first heard about the incident during a phone call with Michael after it happened, how relieved he is that the situation ended the way that it did and how excited he is to see his brother for the first time since the incident, according to ESPN.com.

He said giving his brother a hug might be the best thing he could do for him, according to ESPN.com.

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"I mean, I don't really know, really—you know what I'm saying?" Martellus said. "I don't really have the answers. You just think, 'What if?' You know? Two seconds this way, two seconds that way, the whole thing is different. So for me, I'll just be happy to see my brother, because there's a chance I couldn't see him."

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Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett told reporters Wednesday he was brought to tears by the video of the incident between his brother, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett , and police in Las Vegas. "I didn't even know there was a video ," Martellus said, per

That end was Michael Bennett , Martellus ’ older brother. They finally separated when Martellus left Texas A&M after three seasons and was selected by Dallas in the second round of the 2008 It will be fun and we’ll just see who comes out on top and then if I win, you’ve got to buy me something nice.

He added how nice it will be to have so much of their family together this weekend when the Packers host the Seahawks to open their seasons and that he is proud of Michael for sharing his experience, according to ESPN.com.

Martellus also said he does not have a protest planned for Week 1, according to ESPN.com, unlike Michael who after sitting for the anthem during the Seahawks' first preseason game said he will be protesting the anthem every game this season.

This article was originally published on SI.com

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