SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Video: Seahawks’ Michael Bennett, Patriots’ Martellus Bennett break down with brotherly love

Oct 13, 2016, 9:38 AM | Updated: 11:40 am

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is awfully close with his younger brother, Martellus. So much so that mention of the emergency appendectomy that kept Michael in the hospital 20 years ago is enough to bring both men to tears.

The outspoken and quirky Bennett brothers born 16 months apart were featured Wednesday on ESPN’s “E:60” in an episode that included a few poignant moments. Among them was Martellus explaining the heartbreak he felt when his brother’s appendix burst, which required three major operations left 10-year-old Michael in the hospital for four months.

“At that age, we played all the time. Like, I didn’t really have friends because I had my brother. You go to the hospital and you try to get him to play or you know …” Martellus said, stopping for tears. “I wasn’t afraid, I just, I didn’t know. He couldn’t do anything.”

Martellus, a tight end, was traded from the Bears to the Patriots this offseason but not without some speculation that he could join his brother in Seattle. Instead, they’ll face off Nov. 13 when the Patriots host the Seahawks in a Sunday night game.

The pair has never been shy with the media, ripping some of the NFL’s most prominent names, including commissioner Roger Goodell and quarterback Cam Newton, during an interview in August. Martellus, who was a star high-school basketball player, also told a story to ESPN of a time when Michael hung up on legendary Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Bump & Stacy Show

Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny...
Brandon Gustafson

What is a successful 2022 season for Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny?

What constitutes a successful season for Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny after finishing so strong in 2021? Michael Bumpus breaks it down.
1 day ago
Seahawks L.J. Collier...
Brandon Gustafson

Bumpus: Why Seahawks’ L.J. Collier is impressing this offseason

L.J. Collier, the Seahawks' 2019 first-round pick, was spotlighted by ESPN after OTAs and minicamp. Michael Bumpus breaks down the reason.
3 days ago
Seahawks Jamal Adams...
Stacy Rost

Bump & Stacy: What to be excited and nervous about with the Seahawks’ secondary

When it comes to the Seahawks' secondary, Bump and Stacy break down two things to be excited about and one lingering question with that unit.
3 days ago
Ndamukong Suh Seahawks Bucs...
Brent Stecker

Bump: Seahawks need ‘nastiness’ on D, and Ndamukong Suh would fit

Who would be the best addition for the Seahawks right now in free agency? Michael Bumpus explains why it's Ndamukong Suh.
4 days ago
Seahawks Tyler Lockett...
SeattleSports.com Staff

Bumpus: Why is star Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett underrated?

Why is star Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett still an underrated player in the NFL? Former WSU and Hawks WR Michael Bumpus shares his thoughts.
6 days ago
Seahawks TE Noah Fant...
Brandon Gustafson

Bumpus: New Seahawks TE Noah Fant can have career year in 2022

Michael Bumpus has high hopes for new Seahawks tight end in 2022, and he explained why Fant could really breakout this season.
7 days ago
Video: Seahawks’ Michael Bennett, Patriots’ Martellus Bennett break down with brotherly love