Michael Bennett

Things got ugly on Sunday in the waning minutes of the Seattle Seahawks 30-24 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, which saw multiple players ejected and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll assessed an unsportsmanlike penalty.

With 10 minutes left in the game, the Seahawks were mounting another comeback after being down 27-10 to the Jaguars.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson marched his team down the field toward the end zone, but the Seahawks were turned back by the Jaguars’ stellar defense. That’s when the troubled Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett decided to disrupt the Jaguars victory formation.

The 32-year-old Louisiana native lunged at the back of Jaguars lineman Brandon Linder’s legs. The obvious cheap shot sparked a brawl between both teams on the field.

 

Bennett was assessed an unnecessary roughness penalty but he was allowed to remain on the field in the game’s final minutes.

Teammate Quinton Jefferson was ejected for throwing a punch. Fans pelted him with beer and other objects on his way to the tunnel.

Jefferson went wild and attempted to climb into the stands to go after fans but he was pulled back by security and police officers. He vented his anger in the locker room.

 

“Folks in the stands was throwing beer and throwing soda, whatever. I mean, I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. I’m a human just like anybody else. I’m a man just like the other man in the stands. I’m not going to let somebody disrespect me, throw a beer on me,” he told reporters.

Moments later, an outraged Bennett ordered reporters to get away from his teammate Jefferson.

ESPN mouthpiece Stephen A Smith defended Bennett and Jefferson on Twitter.com.

“STHU! There is no BOTH sides. Just because Bennett shouldn’t be instructing the media to get away from a grown player doesn’t mean he was wrong is pointing out fans shouldn’t have been throwing things at his teammate. Someone with a damn brain would understand that.”

The NFL — dubbed the National Felon League by critics — has seen a steep decline in viewership this season as fans react to the players’ ongoing protests during the national anthem.

Stephen A. Smith blamed the racist football fans in a video rant on Facebook Live.

Stephen A Smith

“Don’t you dare try and blame the BLACK ATHLETE for what took place in Jacksonville tonight. This one is on the FANS!!!,” he wrote in the caption of a video on Facebook Live.

 

 

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  • al

    The seahawks are classless starting with there coach, nd stephen a needs some man parts in his mouth .

  • Phillybruh

    Throwing beers or anything for that matter at the players is just wrong, I don’t care how much you paid for the ticket it doesn’t give you that right!

  • stevetheque

    Cowards in the stands!

  • Coy little wink

    I was watching justice league…that Jason momoa is FINE lawd lisa bonet is a lucky woman

  • MookieFly

    This is why I can’t get into sports anymore. The white entitlement is too strong

  • bemetoo

    Oooh the fans are so lucky they’re in the stands

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Seahawks stink anyway. They’re a team that’s just hard to watch.
    When your QB has the most rushing yards on the whole team something’s wrong. Bad receiving corps. Awful offensive line. Just ridiculous. Russell Wilson’s talent is being wasted with this organization.

  • Sid

    Girl yes. He melts my panties right off like butter.

  • iWasteTime

    Throwing beer and anything else at opposing players is wrong.
    You get what you asked for. Throwing beer and other objects at folk is an invitation to an altercation.

  • You Could Never

    Out of all of the sports news that happened this weekend…this? No Heisman coverage. The number one team in college basketball lost (much to my glee) and the Steelers dedicated their win to Shazier.

    Well…okay

    *Goes to wait on the mens AP top 25 of the week to see how far the Wichita State Shockers climbed

  • You Could Never

    And see for a long time I aint SEE Jason’s fine. Then a few years ago…SHEW. He crazy about Lisa too. I aint mad at her.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    The fans can be very disrespectful. Hopefully they were thrown out as well, but for the entire season. Seahawks keep your head up.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The fans don’t see the players as humans as we have seen by their response to the kneeling protests.

  • Rachel

    Jacksonville fans ain’t used to winning. All they do is get drunk and swim in the pool they have in the stadium. I don’t blame the players one bit. Somebody should have been arrested for throwing objects.

  • MsPam

    It was wrong but didn’t you see those black folks egging him on too Ray Charles?! Always trying to make it about race!

  • Willetta
  • MsPam

    SAS, needs to shut up always pulling out that race card for ratings!

  • Ryan

    Was it the black fans who threw the trash at him? Not trying to start anything, just the last I heard they hadn’t been identified yet.

  • freelancepimp .

    They love to deny the race card but I’ve only seen this type of behaviour from white people directed at black athletes. Basketball or football I’ve only seen white fans throwing stuff at black athletes.

  • MsPam

    If you watch in the video whoever threw the beer was in back of the men in the front. I was responding to your white entitlement comment. Black folks were yelling at him to.

  • MsPam

    I apologize you didn’t make that comment about white entitlement.

  • JENNYJONES1

    RATINGS AREN’T DOWN B/C OF THE PROTEST, THEY ARE DOWN B/C THEY’VE MADE THE GAME SO STERILE & DRY THAT IT’S NOT FUN OR EXCITING ANYMORE. THEY PLAYERS CAN’T REALLY CHEER & CELEBRATE, TAKE OUT SHARPIES, RUN UP TO THE OPPOSING TEAMS’ CHEERLEADERS & START DANCING W/THEIR POM POMS, DO DANCE ROUTINES, FALL OUT ON THE STAR OF THE COWBOYS’ FIELD, DO BACK FLIPS. ALL THE CRAZY, FUN THINGS THAT T.O., DEION SANDERS, OCHO CINCO, JAMAL ANDERSON, ETC USE TO DO THAT MADE EVERYONE WANT TO WATCH WEEK AFTER WEEK AND MADE PLAYERS STAND OUT, BE A STAR & SHOWMAN FOR THEIR TEAM & THE NFL. NOW IF THEY DO 99% OF THOSE THINGS THEY GET A PENALTY, SUSPENDED OR EJECTED B/C IT’S DEEMED UNSPORTSMANLIKE BEHAVIOR. TOTAL BS!!! THEY BARELY EVEN SHOW THE CHEERLEADERS ANYMORE. THE NFL NEEDS SOME FUN STARS TO GET FANS EXCITED AGAIN, GIVE THE MEN SOME EYE CANDY AND STOP MAKING THE GAME ALL ABOUT THE PLAYS ON THE FIELD……….JENNY JONES!!!

  • We Can Do This

    The fans should be banned.

    And what do you expect from backwood rednecks in Jacksonville?

  • JENNYJONES1

    EXACTLY WHY ISN’T THE NFL ARRESTING OR BANNING THOSE FANS. IF I WERE A PLAYER I’D DEMAND AN ARREST B/C THAT WAS AN ASSAULT……….JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    CHILE YOU’RE EXPECTING ALL OF THAT FROM SANDRA W/O ANY CRAZINESS SURROUNDING IT? AHH SORRY TO SAY YOU’RE ON THE WRONG SITE BUT YOU SHOULD BE DOING SPORTS COVERAGE FOR SOMEONE B/C YOU’RE PRETTY GOOD……..JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    YES GOOD LOOKING IN A VIKINGS, HE-MAN, BARBARIC KINDA WAY BUT HE JUST NEVER LOOKS LIKE HE WASHES, HASN’T SEEN A SHOWER IN MONTHS AND STINKS BUT GOOD LOOKING STILL. LOL!!!………..JENNY JONES!!!

  • SJ

    EXACTLY!

  • MookieFly

    Miss, please miss me with the bs

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    It’s really cold in Cleveland and an ex Clown fan took off his Cleveland Browns coat yesterday and threw it in the trash and said he was done. Lol

  • dontgetblocked

    It’s a simple job. Run the ball down the field. Most football players are dumb jocks. This is pretty much all they can do…yet they can’t do their job without acting like a street nigra playing ball on the hard streets of the hood.

  • Coy little wink

    These my eyes…He FINE. Note the punctuation is a period.