Seahawks star Michael Bennett 'terrified' during encounter with police

Bennett told ABC News that he thought about his family and previous incidents of police brutality that ended in death when he said police in Las Vegas pointed their guns at him and threatened to shoot him.
3:33 | 09/13/17

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Transcript for Seahawks star Michael Bennett 'terrified' during encounter with police
But now to that ABC news exclusive with Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett speaking out about the incident with las Vegas police officers, seen here in a TMZ video but he says it was a result of racial profiling. Bennett says officers singled him out. Pointed their guns at him and threatened to shoot him because he was a black man in the wrong place and time and sat down with "Nightline's" Byron Pitts. Feels like a movie because everything was happening so fast. People were like running, people were scared because nobody knew what was going on. Reporter: Mikaila Michael describes the chaos and fear before he was confronted by police. He says word spread there were gunshots in the lobby at the Cromwell casino and people took off running. No one saw a gun but everyone saw panic. We saw police and S.W.A.T. And everybody is on the ground crawling. What are you going to do so we started -- we started trying to get away. Reporter: Once outside Bennett says he was accosted by two police officers. Police says singled him out based on the color of his skin. All of a sudden I hear somebody say get on the ground like there's guns already drawn and then at that point I'm just thinking like is this real right now. Reporter: This video obtained by TMZ sports shows Bennett on the ground with an officer cuffing him. I wasn't doing nothing, man. You asked me a question. Reporter: He says he was terrified to make a move. When you're a suspect and guns are drawn, you don't know what to do. What did I do? That's why I'm asking can you please tell me what I do because I'm scared and I just want to go home. What did he say to you. I'll blow your Head off if you move. Did I ever say -- He told me to shut the . You think because you win the super bowl and do all this stuff in the community that you be treated as a human being but at that point, I wasn't seen as nothing. I was just seen as a suspect. The only body cam video that's been released briefly shows Bennett on the ground. According to Bennett police eventually googled him to confirm it was him. Things changed and they realize you're Michael Bennett. I went from being just a black man to being a football player. Reporter: The Las Vegas police department says Bennett had been running and acting suspiciously. I see no evidence that race playsed any role. Reporter: Bennett's lawyer says they want the police to release all the tapes from the incident. Unless something changes drastically that we don't know of, we're going to file a lawsuit. How do you explain it to your 10-year-old daughter. I mean it was an emotional thing to sit me and sit her down and explain about stereotypes and racial profiling. What it means to be a black man in America and what it means for her to be a young black woman as she grows up in this country. Reporter: His brother M martellus got emotional when talking to reporters after the incident. You just think what if, you know. I know he loves me very much and kind of hard to feel like he wasn't there so for me it was like, it was super hard because I know how much my brother loves me. Reporter: Bennett says the experience has changed him forever. Every time I see my wife I try to kiss her like it's the first time we ever met. I try to hold my daughters like they were just born because I don't know and that situation right there made it a reality for me that it could happen at they moment. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Byron Pitts, ABC news, Seattle. You could just feel his emotion in that and his brother, as well. You can see much more of Byron's interview tonight on "Nightline" right here on ABC.

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