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Michael Bennett in Texas Courtroom

Bennett on Friday was indicted by a Harris County, Texas, grand jury for a felony charge of "injury to the elderly, included intentionally and knowingly, causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older."

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    Eagles Player Indicted on Felony Charges

    Eagles player Michael Bennett is a wanted man in Texas after allegedly pushing and hurting a paraplegic woman at last year's Super Bowl. Bennett could face up to 10 years in prison.

    (Published Friday, March 23, 2018)

    Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett joined his attorney Rusty Hardin in a Texas courtroom Monday.

    Bennett, with Hardin at his side, had a brief conversation with the judge. It appeared the judge gave permission for Bennett to travel to his home out of state.

    The judge set bail at $10,000 and Bennett was taken into custody.

    Earlier coverage below...

    Michael Bennett plans to turn himself into police Monday, his attorney Rusty Hardin told USA Today.

    Bennett on Friday was indicted by a Harris County, Texas, grand jury for a felony charge of "injury to the elderly, included intentionally and knowingly, causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older."

    Hardin told USA Today that Bennett has been out of the country. Hardin also expressed that he was "concerned about the rhetoric" Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo displayed during a news conference Friday. During that news conference, Acevedo called Bennett "morally bankrupt."

    "My initial reaction is that everyone needs to calm down a little bit," Hardin said. "He's a professional football player who is very respected for his work on social issues. I'm going to take my time to find out what occurred."

    Bennett is accused of injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic woman who was working at NRG Stadium during Super Bowl LI. He faces a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

    A league source told NBC Sports Philadelphia's Derrick Gunn that neither the Eagles nor the Seahawks knew about the incident before Bennett's trade to the Eagles.