Former Vikings running back sentenced to five-years in prison...

MINNEAPOLIS - DECEMBER 11:  Running back Michael Bennett #23 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball against the St. Louis Rams on December 11, 2005 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Rams 27-13.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty I

A big night last night for former Minnesota Vikings running back Michael Bennett was sentenced to five years in prison at a Sonoma County Courthouse.

Bennett plead guilty to felony charges of burglary, identity theft and attempted theft from an elderly adult exceeding $100,000.

According to The Mercury News...

Bennett was arrested in 2015 after the parents of his then-girlfriend discovered a loan had been taken out against their home. Bennett had obtained a $225,000 loan by stealing personal information from the parents and then forging documents. He was on parole at the time for a 2012 conviction of wire fraud.

Bennett tallied 3703 yards and 13 rushing TDs over a journeyman 10 year career.

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