Former NFL player Barry Bennett killed

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former NFL player Barry Bennett was found dead on Wednesday in Long Prairie, Minnesota. Besides Bennett, 63, his wife Carol, 66, was also found dead at the same time.

According to the New York Post, their deaths are being considered by the authorities. Dylan John Bennett, 22, is considered the suspect in the case.

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While Todd County Sheriff Steve Och said the deaths were suspicious, he did not give any additional details. The case is ongoing.

According to KVLY, the 22-year-old is the couple’s youngest son. He is on the road in what is believed to be a blue 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe with Minnesota plates BCK-487.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting that the alleged suspect may have left Minnesota since the crime took place. They also reported that the younger Bennett lived with his parents.

“Based on information gathered during the investigation, it is determined that there is no threat to public safety at this time,” said Todd County Sheriff Steve Och in a statement.

In Bennett’s NFL career, he played for the New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, and the Minnesota Vikings. He played from 1978 through 1988. According to the Star Tribune, Bennett worked as a teacher after his retirement from the NFL.

He retired, according to the post, four years ago.

“It hit hard this morning,” said Jon Kringen, superintendent for the Long Prairie Grey Eagle School District. “Everyone was in shock when they heard. It’s impossible to comprehend that this could happen. People are lost for understanding. … He and his wife were good people.”

In his NFL career, he appeared in 132 games, including 79 starts, according to Pro Football Reference.

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