Report: Patriots Suspend Michael Bennett One Week for Conduct Detrimental to Team

Devon Clements

Veteran defensive lineman Michael Bennett, who was traded to the New England Patriots this offseason, has been suspended by the Patriots for one week for conduct detrimental to the team, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Giardi. 

Bennett gave a statement to ESPN's Jordan Schulz explaining why he was suspended. 

“On Friday, I had a philosophical disagreement with my position coach that has led to my suspension," Bennett said. "I apologize to my teammates for any distraction this may have caused.”

Bennett has had a less than inspiring start to his tenure with New England - he has seen a steady decrease in his play time over the past six weeks, playing 55% of the team's defensive snaps in Week 1 to just 22% last week against the Giants. 

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sport
sport

Super Bowl yea!

Max McAuliffe
Max McAuliffe

Let's do this Sanu-Bennett swap already.

BJ Shea
BJ Shea

I mean no chance he was gonna go through the whole year with no issues

Paulyfootballs
Paulyfootballs

This either leads to him getting cut next week, or him coming back humbled and focused, accepts his role, and ends up making a huge play in the playoffs/Superbowl. No in-between

DanTheMan11
DanTheMan11

Good, we all saw what happened with him and Seattle. It got out of hand and seems like Belichick won't ever let that happen

Mike Constantino
Mike Constantino

Bret Bielema, the position coach, working to keep his guys focused.


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