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Eagles' Michael Bennett surrenders on charge of injury to elderly

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett will turn himself in to Houston police on Monday, his lawyer reportedly told USA Today.

Prosecutors allege he pushed through security personnel at Super Bowl LI

Michael Bennett was charged with intentionally and knowingly causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro defensive end Michael Bennett has surrendered to authorities in Houston on a charge that he injured a paraplegic woman as he tried to get onto the field after last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.

Bennett made a brief court appearance Monday where the judge set his bond at $10,000 US on a felony count of injury to the elderly. He was expected to post bail and be released.

Bennett was a spectator at the game at NRG Stadium in Houston in February 2017 when he tried to get onto the field immediately afterward to see his brother, Martellus Bennett, a tight end for the Patriots at the time.

Prosecutors allege he pushed through security personnel, including a 66-year-old woman in a wheelchair who was a stadium employee. The Eagles acquired Michael Bennett from the Seattle Seahawks in a trade this offseason.

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