Former Buffalo Bills player Cornelius Bennett sued for alleged sexual assault in early 1990's

Sep 2, 2021

Former Buffalo Bills football player Cornelius Bennett has been accused of sexually assaulting a teen in a Brighton bar nearly three decades ago.

The linebacker, an Alabama native, played for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1995. He later played for the Atlanta Falcons and the Indianapolis Colts before retiring in 2000.

The alleged incident involving Bennett, who is now 56 and lives in Florida, occurred at the Otter Lodge in Brighton in the summer of 1992, according to a lawsuit filed Monday with the Monroe County Clerk's office.

Source: Victoria E. Freile for Democrat and Chronicle