New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett, the self-dubbed "Black Unicorn," performed a superhero-worthy feat after New York's win last night. He caught a fan that was falling from the stands. Seriously.
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Bennett was trying to give his gloves to a kid in the stands according to Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger, when a middle-aged man leaned over the railing and fell on Bennett.
"I just did what any superhero would do: Saved his life," Bennett said. "(Shoot). I'm like Scott Summers. You know who Scott Summers is? Cyclops off X-Men. ... My first instinct was to step back, like, 'Oh, (shoot),' but I did the righteous thing ... So I caught him and then slowly tried to pull him down, but then I tripped over somebody and we all fell."
We just hope someone has a YouTube video of all this. Because Cylops doesn't usually fall on a cameraman, which Bennett says happened.
"He owes me his first-born or something," Bennett told USA Today of the fallen man. "Actually I don't want that. Maybe a sandwich or something."
Bail money could also work. The man was reportedly taken away police after the incident for undisclosed charges.
UPDATE: Martellus Bennett spoke to reporters Monday and went into more detail about his propensity for saving lives.
Martellus says as certified life guard he has saved a few lives in the water as well. He likened himself to X-Men's Cyclopsâ Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) November 26, 2012
Martellus said he once saved a ball boy who was being trampled on basketball court after fans stormed the court.â Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) November 26, 2012
Martellus says he has saved 5 lives now after catching a fan who fell over railing trying to catch his gloves after game.â Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) November 26, 2012
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