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NFL will not investigate Seahawks DE Michael Bennett accusations vs. LVMPD

The NFL says it will not investigate the claims of excessive force made by the Seattle Seahawks star defensive lineman Michael Bennett against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD).

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Michael Bennett

The National Football League (NFL) on Thursday, September 7, say that it will not investigate the claims of excessive force made by the Seattle Seahawks star defensive lineman Michael Bennett against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD).

“There is no allegation of a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy and therefore there is no basis for an NFL investigation,” league spokesperson Brian McCarthy stated in an email to the Centrio News.

Detective Steve Grammas, the president of the Las Vegas Metro Police Protective Association, authored a letter earlier on Thursday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell requesting for an investigation into the Seahawks defensive end’s “obvious false allegations.” The Las Vegas Police Union represents the Metro officers.

“We hope you will take appropriate action against Michael Bennett,” said Detective Steve Grammas, President of Las Vegas Metro Police Protective Association.

Michael Bennett posted a letter on the popular social media Twitter on Wednesday morning, September 6, accusing the LVMPD officers of using excessive force and threatening to fire a gun shot towards his head when he was detained for 10 minutes in the morning of August 27.

“Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers singled me out and pointed their guns at me for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Bennett said on Twitter.

According to the letter from the LVMPD president, the Metro officers “had reasonable suspicion” to chase him, capture and imprison the defensive end until the LVMPD could determine whether he was involved in a shooting incident.

“Michael Bennett’s claim that our officers are racists is false and offensive to the men and women of law enforcement,” Grammas said in a letter.

Grammas could not immediately be reached for an opinion on the NFL’s response on Thursday afternoon.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Undersheriff Kevin McMahill also has denied race played a major or any role in Michael Bennett’s detainment, which took place a few hours after the Mayweather-McGregor boxing fight on the Las Vegas Strip.

The former Texas A&M star Bennett was inside The Cromwell when LVMPD officer received a false report of gunshots. Parts of the casino and Drai’s Beachclub and Nightclub were evacuated and the police officers said the sound of sculptures falling on a tile floor had been mistaken for a gunshots. The Metro police officers spotted Bennett hunched behind a gaming machine, according to the LVMPD. When the authorities saw the professional American football player, he ran outside and jumped a wall into traffic.

Both officers who dealt with the NFL athlete had their handguns drawn. Bennett was handcuffed and detained for about 10 minutes, the LVMPD spokesperson said.

The officer who handcuffed Bennett did not have his body camera turned on at the time, but McMahill said at least 126 video clips from other multiple sources captured the particular scene of the event.

Bennett’s letter on Twitter, which went viral on social media and amassed media attention, prompted the Mas Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to open an internal investigation about the incident.


Dwyane Wade is still determining for his place with the Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA star Dwyane Wade is still finding his proper position with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Dwyane Wade Cleveland Cavaliers Oct 22 2017

The Cleveland Cavaliers have encountered something that has become equally usual over the three previous seasons in the league. After defeating the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks, the Cavs came across a major disappointment contest with a blowout home game loss to the Orlando Magic.

Developing agonies should be anticipated with this organization, given the number of turnover earlier this year. But one persistent through three matchups has been the campaign of the NBA star Dwyane Wade. He was limited to just 16 minutes on the floor against the Orlando and has faded to reach double digit figures in scoring at any contest this season so far.

The former Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade has appeared out of manner offensively and usually takes hits that aren’t within the run of the offense. Wade shared his thoughts regarding his struggles so far, according a report from ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

I’m trying to find it, man,” Dwyane Wade said after scoring five points on 2-for-8 shooting against the Orlando Magic. “It’s very different, different than I’ve ever played. Just trying to find my way, as we go on, see how I can be best for this team. Everything’s happened so fast. This has been a long, a long week.”

Despite his endeavor to begin the season, the Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is quite optimistic that Wade will be competent to find his tempo offensively:

“Just got to get him in positions to where he’s comfortable,” Cavs coach Lue said. “Right now we have a new offense, a different offense than he’s accustomed to running. We just have to put him in better positions to be aggressive and get to a spot. That’s not really an issue of mine or his. Just continue to keep playing good, team defense and his shot and his game will come around offensively.”

Wade is well-established to having the ball on his hands far more frequently than he had so far with the Cavs. With his former teammate superstar LeBron James during their prime in Heat as well as Derrick Rose alongside him in the starting five, Wade is near the lowest point of the wall when it comes to professional basketball players launching an offense. Most significantly with the ball club starting to go to Kevin Love in the post more during the two previous contests.

Should Wade was promised a starting job during negotiation with the Cavs, preserving that role may not be suitable in Lue’s decision. It must need to come from Wade should that is the case.

Wade playing with the second unit offense would enable him to have the ball in his possession more and provide the starting line more room with J.R. Smith. It’s very likely that the Cleveland just needed to try this strategy and have it fall in to their places.

At this phase of Wade’s NBA career his ability to build for himself and others is his greatest selling point and it isn’t currently being employed since he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Seattle Seahawks’ RBs Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy to evenly split carries

With the Seattle Seahawks starting running back Chris Carson season-ending injury, both Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy will evenly fill his shoes.

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Seattle Seahawks Chris Carson 2017

After losing its starting running back Chris Carson to a season-ending injury against the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday, October 8, the Seattle Seahawks’ addressed the concerning issue at starting running back intact may be to roll with an comparable status squad featuring Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls.

“We’re just going to keep working our guys and keep rolling with both really worthy guys,” Carroll said. “We’ll just pound away and see what happens as the games go and everybody is ready to go.”

“There’s no reason to have any criteria for it right now because we like our guys, and really, equal status now is good for us,” Carroll continued. “We’ll see how they do.”

Once running back Chris Carson — who was was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh rounder selection, 249th overall pick, in the 2017 NFL Draft — went down against the Los Angeles Rams, head coach and executive vice president Carroll evenly split the touches evenly between Thomas Rawls (eight carries, 20 yards) and Eddie Lacy (nine carries, 19 yards). However, neither of the aforementioned running back was able to get going forward, as the Seahawks ran for a season-low 62 yards.

Patriots signs Will Tye and Trevor Reilly to practice squad

The Seattle Seahawks backfield figures to get more crowded with the impending come back of C.J. Prosise, who missed the last two previous matchups due to an ankle injury. The Seahawks also have rookie running back J.D. McKissic, who has proven himself to be a useful weapon in the receiving contest in his first couple of contests.

Apart from his new unit, Pete Carroll will be needing to puzzle out some other things out in order to get his game up and completely running again. Fortunately, the franchise have selections to pick from at running back position.

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