Patriots suspend Michael Bennett for bad conduct

Michael Bennett is apparently not pleased with his role in New England. (Getty)

The New England Patriots suspended Michael Bennett for one game. 

Multiple reports state that the defensive end showed conduct detrimental to the team which caused them to take action. 

Bennett had reportedly been vocal about his unhappiness with his role on the team. He himself confirmed the suspension to ESPN.

Philosophical disagreement

“On Friday, I had a philosophical disagreement with my position coach that has led to my suspension,” Bennett told ESPN. “I apologize to my teammates for any distraction this may have caused.”

Bennett’s position coach is defensive line coach Bret Bielema.

The three-time Pro Bowler has played a limited role since being traded to the Patriots this offseason. He has played in all six New England games, starting one, posting 2 1/2 sacks and five total tackles on the season.

Bennett, 33, started at least 10 games in each of his five prior seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles.

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