Michael Bennett's injury to elderly charges dropped

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The charges against new Patriots defensive end Michael Bennett for injury to elderly reportedly have been dropped.

Vivian King, chief of staff to Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, said Bennett's case was "dismissed in the interest of justice" per David Barron of the Houston Chronicle.

Bennett was accused of pushing an elderly, paraplegic woman out of the way to celebrate with his brother, Martellus, after the Patriots beat the Falcons in Super Bowl LI. Last year, Bennett's lawyer said the case would eventually be exposed as "ludicrous."

The Patriots received Bennett in a trade with the Eagles last month and reworked his contract on Tuesday.

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