The Seattle Seahawks haven't made the best of starts to the 2015 NFL season, and it seems like it could be getting to their players.
By now, everyone knows that star tight end Jimmy Graham isn't happy with his role in the Seahawks offense. The Pro Bowler has let that be known very publicly. It seems that one other Seattle player is taking his frustrations with the side's 2-3 start out on opposing quarterbacks.
Michael Bennett has punished by Roger Goodell and the National Football League for his egregious hit on Andy Dalton last week.
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The Seahawks defensive tackle went a bit too far when trying to block Dalton on an interception return, and the league have decided that he deserved to be fined $20,000 for the moment of madness.
After the Bengals quarterback threw an interception in last week’s victory over the Seahawks, Bennett plastered Dalton with a hit from behind, knocked him down to the ground before throwing in a forearm in his face to top it all off.
Bennett was given an unnecessary roughness penalty for his actions, which probably should have drawn an even stiffer penalty considering the fact that the play was actually nowhere close to the Dalton and the defensive tackle.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said in the aftermath of the game that Bennett “lost his mind a little bit” and made a “real mistake.”
Well, now he's been punished for that mistake, and rightly so. Football is a tough, brash sport, but Michael Bennett's actions were just dirty and intended to hurt Andy Dalton.