Former Aggie football player's criminal case headed for dismissal

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HOUSTON, Tex. (KBTX)- The case against a former Texas A&M football player accused of shoving a wheelchair-bound NRG Stadium worker during the Super Bowl two years ago is headed for dismissal.

On Wednesday, the Harris County District Attorney's Office said prosecutors moved to dismiss the case against Michael Bennett, a New England Patriots player, who was indicted nearly a year ago on a felony charge of injury of the elderly, according to KTRK-TV.

In a statement, the district attorney's office said an extensive review was made involving several video clips, including footage used to investigate the theft of Tom Brady's jersey.

"After looking at all the evidence and applying the law, a crime could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt," said Vivian King, the office's chief of staff. "There was probable cause to warrant a charge initially, but after a careful review of all the pre-charge and post-charge evidence, we cannot prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt."

King continued, "We dismissed this case in the interest of justice. After looking at all the evidence, this was the right thing to do."

The stadium worker accused Bennett of pushing her arm as he made his way through the crowd after the game. Bennett, who was a player with the Seattle Seahawks at the time, was a spectator and in town to watch his brother, a player for the Patriots, according to KTRK-TV.

Bennett was told he had to use a different entrance for field access.