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Former Vikings first round pick has been sentenced to five years in prison

Michael Bennett will spending the next five years in prison

Michael Bennett was one of the sharpest running backs in the early 2000’s, and now he will be an inmate.  The former NFL first-round pick of the Vikings, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading no contest to felonies, including burglary and identity theft, per Filipa Ioannou of SFGate.com.

Bennett was sentenced for charges related to a 2015 incident in which he fraudulently took out $225,000 worth of loans in the name of his girlfriend’s parents, according to the Sonoma County district attorney’s office.”

“The defendant used a position of trust within this victim’s family to exploit and take advantage of them,” District Attorney Jill Ravitch said in a statement.

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