Michael Bennett hates Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford because his people killed president John F. Kennedy.
Michael Bennett: "I don't like Matt Stafford much. He's from Dallas. They killed the President (JFK). ... I hold it against him."
— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) October 6, 2015
Curtis Crabtree is a Seattle-based reporter who covers the Seattle Seahawks, Mariners, and Huskies, and shared Bennett's sage words with the Twitterverse.
JFK was indeed assassinated in Dallas, Texas nearly 52 years ago, but it was not a Dallas-sponsored assassination. If he hates all people from Dallas, he also hates fellow NFL players Jared Allen, Michael Crabtree, Marshall Newhouse, Terrance Williams, and Brice McCain.
Bennett spent four years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before becoming a productive defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks. He also has roots in Texas having attended Alief Taylor High School in Harris County and then Texas A & M.
Twitter loved what Bennett had to say. From their reaction it is possible this statement is the second best thing Bennett has ever done (second to hijacking the security guy's bike after the NFC championship and riding it around the stadium).
— Mary Beth King (@MaryBethKing1) October 6, 2015
Keeping things fresh and current by discussing an event that doesn't get enough press, according to some:
He's appealing to hipsters, too, apparently.
@Curtis_Crabtree Inexcusable. Which means it’ll get tons of pub from hipsters who think it’s edgy.
— bruce dowbiggin (@dowbboy) October 6, 2015
His brother, Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett, also has a way with words:
@curtis_crabtree solid quote there. his brother compared Cutler to Jesus yesterday. Like where they are headed with this!
— Dan Tracy (@dtracy2001) October 6, 2015
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