By Ryan Mayer
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has never been afraid of speaking his mind. He will call out anyone in the NFL and now, he’s taken aim at an NBA superstar.
Yesterday, Bennett spoke to a KHON2 in Hawaii about a free football camp that he hosts in Oahu. During the interview he took aim at Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry who hosted an overnight basketball camp in Hawaii over 4th of July weekend. The reason? Curry’s camp charged overnight campers $2,250. From KHON:
“I see a lot of different athletes come through Hawaii whether it’s Steph Curry or whoever it is,” Bennett quipped. “They all come here and it makes me mad, because I live in this community and I understand this community — that there’s so many kids who can’t afford to pay such a high amount of money. In my mind it’s like, how much money do you need before you start giving back for free? And I think a lot of athletes should start focusing on that.”
Bennett has been spending his offseasons in Hawaii since marrying his wife, Pele, who is from Hawaii, in 2012. He has hosted his “Michael Bennett Football Camp” in Oahu for free in each of the last four summers since making his home there. The camp will feature Bennett, Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o and Falcons linebacker O’Brien Schofield among other NFL players.
Ryan Mayer is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Sports. Ryan lives in NY but comes from Philly and life as a Philly sports fan has made him cynical. Anywhere sports are being discussed, that’s where you’ll find him.