Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett Joyously Bikes to the Super Bowl

Following a thrilling comeback win for the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s NFC championship game, defensive end Michael Bennett had to express his euphoria. So he grabbed a bike from a police officer stationed on the field and did a celebratory cruise in front of the fans.

The image was broadcast to millions: The pure joy of riding a bicycle combined with joy of victory beaming from Bennett’s face and his whole demeanor.

For Bennett, it was a chance to express his love of biking. “I bike all the time,” he said, according to the Seahawks. “I’m a real biker. I’ve got three bikes at my house, so I was just having fun.

“Best bike ride I’ve ever had.”

  • Jim

    I think it’s great, but how sad is our Country when this becomes a news story in itself, “NFL player, an actual adult, rides a bicycle, and even does it when the cameras are off.” Sigh.

  • David Saxen

    Overshadowed by the ball deflation controversy, the NFL is also investigating why Michael Bennett was not wearing an approved helmet during his post-victory ride on a police bike, as required by the King County helmet law:

    “A. Any person operating or riding on a bicycle not powered by motor on a public roadway, bicycle path or on any right-of-way or publicly owned facilities located in King County including Seattle, shall wear a protective helmet designed for bicycle safety…”

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