Former Minnesota Viking running back Michael Bennett has plead guilty in Florida after participating in a tax refund and identity theft scheme.
Last week, Bennett plead guilty to one count of wire fraud in Florida. As part of the plea deal, prosecutors are seeking less than the possible 20 year sentence that Bennett was facing.
The FBI operated an undercover check-cashing store in North Miami that was used by a group of eight people that included Bennett. The group cashed checks at the store from February to April and cashed about $500,000 in fake refund checks.
Bennett was drafted by the Vikings in the first round in 2001 and became a starter right away after the retirement of Robert Smith, but he never became the player the Vikings had hoped for due to injury and fumbling problems.
Bennett also played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers, and more recently, the Oakland Raiders in 2010.
The NFL's Week 10 is just about over (Okay it is over, Monday Night's game is going to be a stinker) and there are things to take away for it and things to learn. I will go over each game in short responses. So here we go.
Norv Turner's seat just went from hot to 5 alarm fire. The AFC West has become this year's NFC West.
Never count out Belichick and Brady. Jets continue to underachieve and Sanchez is still overrated.
PUNT THE BALL!
The Steelers' defense finally showed up and in the most opportune time. Could this be the end of the Bengals this season?
It always something for the Browns and note to Coach Shurmur: defenses do win championships, but you do need an offense as well.
Midnight just about struck for Fitzpatrick and the Bills. Cowboys surprisingly still alive.
Good news Colts fans, you have a bye next week. Just six more games, Colts.
Look like you can win with a quarterback who can't throw. Also, Kansas City seriously, with Denver's offensive strategy you still didn't predict they would run.
Congrats Miami, you won your first game at home in seven tries, now there is no way you get Andrew Luck now.
The Eagles once again prove my theory: The Eagles are HIGHLY OVERRATED. Andy Reid's seat is ingulfed in flames, but then again it is every year.
Houston has the best record in the AFC? Good for them. I still don't trust them.
Welcome back, Chris Johnson! Wherever have you been?
Will the real Seahawks or Ravens please stand up?
Don't look now, but here come the Bears, even without Cutler playing well.
The Niners are in fact for real and looks like Eli Manning can't win them all.
Well that's it for my brief synopsis of the week that was in the NFL. Next week has some big games, Cincinnati will prove if they are for real when they play the Ravens. The Eagles go into MetLife Stadium to try get back on track and beat the NFC East leading Giants and will the Chargers end there horrendous skid when they face he red hot Bears? Until next week, folks.
Well last week I dropped to 1-1 in my "Monday Night Pick Sure To Go Wrong", but then again who outside of Jacksonville would think the Jaguars would beat the Ravens? I mean c'mon. This week I try to get back on track when the San Diego Chargers play the Kansas City Chiefs.
San Diego is coming off a tough defeat to the New York Jets that saw the Chargers blow a 21-10 lead at halftime. The Chargers are going to be playing angry and make sure to close out this game.
Philip Rivers has struggled this season and has thrown nine interceptions this season including multiple picks in SIX games this season. So the key for the Chiefs is to pressure Rivers into making forced throws and creating turnovers.
If Philip Rivers can get hot and play up to his potential then the Chiefs can't stop him. Basically so goes Philip Rivers, so goes the San Diego Chargers.
The Chiefs are a very hot team right now that have won three straight and with a win tonight would give them a share of the AFC West lead. Kansas City last week picked apart the Oakland Raiders, granted they were without their starting quarterback, forcing six interceptions. They are facing a struggling Philip Rivers and he could not have picked a worse team to face right now.
However, Kansas City's three wins this year came against Minnesota, Indianapolis, and Oakland. Minnesota and Indianapolis have a combined two wins between them and Oakland, like I said previously, was without Jason Campbell.
The Chiefs have a pretty solid running game, considering Jamaal Charles in out for the year, with the two headed threat of Jackie Battle and Dexter McCluster. The Chargers have struggled with their run defense and with the Chiefs mixing up their running backs could create a long night for the Chargers.
I'm going with my gut in this one and I pick the....