Watch: NFL Star Michael Bennett Refuses to Stay in His Lane

The Root 100The Root 100: Celebrating Black Excellence, 10 Years and Counting

“If you’re silent about the issues ... then you’re telling a lie; you’re just a part of the crime.”

—Michael Bennett

The Root 100 honoree Michael Bennett is not only an NFL star as a Seattle Seahawks defensive end but also an activist, author and philanthropist. Here’s why sports does not define him and why he refuses to stay in his lane. Watch the video above.

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