Giants tight end Martellus Bennett warms up before Sunday night's win over the Packers.(Photo: Jim O'Connor, US PRESSWIRE)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Martellus Bennett saw it all developing, like a well-rehearsed play on the field.
The New York Giants' tight end realized the middle-aged man lunging
forward toward the railing over the tunnel through which the players
enter and exit the field was about to flip over a young boy who had
unexpectedly ducked and would soon plummet toward the ground about 15
who was throwing his gloves to the fans after making three catches in
the Giants' victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, made his
fourth reception of the night. And it was a huge one.
"I was doing
what I usually do, moseying to the locker room and meandering around,"
the colorful Bennett said. "Naturally, I just wanted to step back, but I
did the righteous thing and I stepped up. I caught him, I saved his
life, I tapped into my inner superhero, which I do have.
usually a ninja, but my Spidey-senses told me he was going to take a
fall, so I saved his life. He owes me his first-born or something.
Actually I don't want that. Maybe a sandwich or something."
fan surely wasn't feeling too grateful. He was trying to explain his
case to the New Jersey State Troopers whisking him up the tunnel and
toward their stadium offices, where he was to be booked on undisclosed
"That sucks," Bennett said