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NFL Star Michael Bennett Will File Lawsuit Against Vegas Police — See His First Interview Since Being Violently Detained

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The Las Vegas Metro Police Department picked the wrong black man to mistakenly detain.

Michael Bennett and his lawyer John Burris sat down with ABC News on Wednesday for the NFL star's first interview since he was detained at gunpoint by Vegas cops on August 27.

The two doubled down on claims that the Seattle Seahawks player was racially profiled when two officers reportedly ordered him to the ground and threatened to "blow [his] fucking head off" following a possible active shooter at a Vegas hotel.

Standing firm that he was targeted due to being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time, the athlete claimed cops were physically and verbally abusive towards him until they learned he was an NFL player thanks to a Google search.

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While recounting the harrowing experience, Bennett broke down when thinking about the possibility of never seeing his wife or children again. He also revealed the incident forced him to have a difficult conversation with his daughter about racial profiling in America.

Despite the Vegas Dept. receiving strong backing from the police community, Burris is planning on laying down the law against the law enforcement officers, revealing a lawsuit will be filed "unless something changes drastically that we don't know of."

Watch a clip of Bennett's gut-wrenching interview (below) and stay tuned for more developments.

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Football Star Michael Bennett Accused Of False Racial Profile Claims Against Police — The NFL Responds!

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As we reported, on August 27 after the Mayweather-McGregor fight in Las Vegas, Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett was walking back to his hotel when cops singled him out after gunshots were heard in the area.

On Wednesday, he published a letter on social media accusing authorities of "excessive use of force," and solely targeting him "for no other reason that I am black."

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That same day, the Las Vegas Metro Police Dept. undersheriff Kevin McMahill held a press conference justifying their decision to confront the football player, and says there is "no evidence that race played any role in this incident."

On Thursday, the president of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association — Nevada's largest police interest group — wrote an open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell demanding they take action against the 31-year-old and his "false allegations."

The letter read:

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NFL Star Michael Bennett Reveals Highly Disturbing Police Brutality Incident In Harrowing Open Letter

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Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett was just trying to enjoy the Mayweather-McGregor fight like everyone else the weekend of August 26.

Tragically, he found himself in a terrifying situation at the hands of Las Vegas police. According to the 31-year-old defensive end, he was innocently walking back to his hotel that Saturday night when cops wrongfully singled him out after gunshots were heard in the area.

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In an open letter posted to Twitter on Wednesday morning, he wrote:

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