RENTON, Wash. — In an exclusive Q13 FOX interview broadcast Tuesday night, defensive end Michael Bennett said he decided to sign a contract extension with the Seahawks instead of seeking more money on the open market “basically because of the fans. I love the fans here.”
Q13 FOX Sports Director Aaron Levine reminded Bennett that before signing his extension, he received widespread media attention for saying he wouldn’t be giving Seattle a hometown discount on his extension because “this isn’t Costco.”
So why did he change his mind and sign for less money?
“I decided to stay, basically, because of the fans,” Bennett said. “I love the fans here. Sometimes money can’t buy happiness, the way I’m happy in Seattle, especially with all the players I get to play with … if it takes a little less (money) to be successful, sometimes it’s worth it.”
Here is the full Part 1 interview:
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