Bears TE Bennett Suspended, Fined For Aggression Toward Fuller
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(CBS) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has been fined an undisclosed amount and suspended indefinitely for his aggressor’s role in a practice skirmish Monday with rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller, Chicago general manager Phil Emery said Tuesday.
Bennett wasn’t at practice Tuesday and isn’t even at camp in Bourbonnais any longer, 670 The Score’s Zach Zaidman reported. Emery didn’t go into much more detail about the incident, nor did he answer if there was more to the suspension than just this incident.
“This is a process that we’re working with Martellus,” Emery said. “We are in contact with him. Our goal is to have Martellus back as soon as possible. He’s a very loved and respected teammate, and we want him back as soon as possible, but it’s a process we have to work through.”
Monday’s practice ended early when Bennett got upset by a hard hit by Fuller in goal-line drills and proceeded to slam the smaller cornerback down to the ground. Bears teammates got into Bennett for his actions, but Bennett didn’t sound a bit remorseful later.
“Practice is practice,” Bennett said. “I sound like Allen Iverson. ‘(S—) happens.’”
Asked about a potential fine, Bennett responded, “I can afford it.”
Coach Marc Trestman was clearly upset with the incident Monday, though he didn’t go into much detail either.
Check out video of the incident below.