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Eagles' Michael Bennett allegedly injured elderly worker; arrest warrant issued

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Eagles' Michael Bennett allegedly injured elderly worker; arrest warrant issued

Philadelphia Eagles lineman Michael Bennett has been indicted on felony abuse for allegedly pushing an elderly NRG Stadium worker during Super Bowl LI.

Bennett was indicted by the Harris County, Texas district attorney's office for injury to the elderly — which is intentionally and knowingly causing injury to a person 65 years or older, according to a press release from the Harris County Sheriffs' Office.

A warrant has been issued for Bennett's arrest.

The 66-year-old paraplegic stadium worker was attempting to control field access when Bennett allegedly pushed her. 

The maximum penalty Bennett faces is ten years in prison in addition to a $10,000 fine.

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Bennett — whose brother Martellus played in that Super Bowl for New England — was a member of the Seattle Seahawks during the incident and was in attendance as a noncompetitive player.

The NFL has been made aware of the situation and is looking into the matter, according to Pro Football Talk.

The 32-year-old 10-year NFL veteran could potentially face NFL discipline under the league's personal conduct policy. 

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Five former Ravens looking to be champions in Super Bowl LII

Five former Ravens looking to be champions in Super Bowl LII

Five former Ravens are looking to leave Minneapolis, Minnesota with more hardware than they came with.

Wide receiver Torrey Smith, defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, safety Corey Graham and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe will all be fighting for the Eagles in their first seasons with the team.

On the Patriots side of the ball, defensive end Lawrence Guy could be bringing back another championship to New England.

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Smith, Graham and Ellerbe all won Super Bowls with the Ravens during the 2012-2013 season.

Smith has played an important role on the team during both the regular season and in the playoffs. He tallied up 36 receptions, 430 yards and two touchdowns in the regular season. In their two playoff games, Smith had eight receptions, 108 yards and one touchdown. Smith has said he chose the Eagles over other teams that presented him higher offers because he knew they had the tools to reach this point.

Jernigan was traded to the Eagles along with a third-round compensatory pick in 2017 after spending his first three seasons in the NFL with the Ravens. The defensive tackle played in 15 games earning 16 solo tackles and two- and-a-half sacks. 

Graham- who is in his 11th season- played 14 games with the Eagles. He finished the regular season with 38 tackles and two interceptions. 

And finally, hoping to fly high with the Eagles is Dannell Ellerbe. The 32-year old only played in three games earning eight tackles and has been dealing with a hamstring injury.

Smith, Graham and Ellerbe have been prepping their fellow Eagles on the craziness that is Super Bowl week. Smith tweeted this prior to their trip to Minneapolis.

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And Ellerbe told ex-teammate, Steve Smith, he's treating this week just like any other.

Lawrence Guy, who spent three seasons with the Ravens before heading to the Patriots, finished the regular season with 58 tackles and one sack. 

You can watch these familiar faces on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Super Bowl LII Opening Night: Time, Ways to Watch, Live Stream, What to Expect

Super Bowl LII Opening Night: Time, Ways to Watch, Live Stream, What to Expect

You don't have to wait until Sunday for all the Super Bowl LII fun to start because the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles are kicking off the weeklong buildup to the game Monday.

Super Bowl Opening Night is at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on Monday, January 29,  and players from both the Patriots and Eagles will have interviews with the media and, for the second year, they will also hang out with each other on stage in front of fans.

In addition to members of the current teams playing in the Super Bowl, former Minnesota Vikings players will also be there.

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If you aren’t in Minnesota to try and get tickets for Super Bowl Opening Night, it will be broadcast on the NFL Network and ESPN2.

While there are many questions about the Super Bowl matchup that could be answered during the event — and some pure fun and entertainment included too — Rob Gronkowski probably won’t be there.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Patriots tight end is not expected to be there because he is still in the concussion protocol. Gronkowski suffered a concussion during the AFC championship game when Jacksonville Jaguars’ Barry Church made helmet-to-helmet contact with him.

As the Eagles embrace their underdog role while the Patriots look to defend their Super Bowl title, the game is still almost a week away. So the real questions are which celebrities will show up, who will sport crazy costumes and what’s the most absurd thing we’ll see?

To make sure you don't miss a moment of Super Bowl Opening Night between the Patriots and Eagles, here is everything you need to know.

Super Bowl LII Opening Night

Teams: New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles

Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

When: Monday, January 29

Time: 8 p.m. ET

TV Channel: NBC Sports Network

Live Stream: NBC Sports

Philadelphia Eagles interviews: 8 p.m. ET

New England Patriots interviews: 10 p.m. ET

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