Patriots Release Brandon Spike After Potential Hit and Run Involvement
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The New England Patriots have released linebacker Brandon Spikes after his potential involvement in a hit and run accident.Police found Spikes’ Mercedes Maybach around 3:30 Sunday morning abandoned and severely damaged on I-495. They were responding to a call from the OnStar navigation system that said the driver had reported hitting a deer. There is no evidence that a deer was hit.Not far away, a family of three reported being rear-end by a driver they did not see who, the suspect, then sped away. The family was transported to a nearby hospital and suffered minor injuries. No charges have been filed as the police continue to investigate both incidents.
While no charges have been filed the Patriots have obviously put two and two together, as they have already received plenty of negative press this NFL offseason for for their role in Deflategate as well as former Patriots’ tight end Aaron Hernandez being found guilty of first-degree murder.Brandon Spikes played for the patriots for four years after they drafted him in 2010 out of the University of Florida. Spikes had signed one-year deal with the Patriots last month after spending last season playing for the Buffalo Bills.It is unclear what the future hold for Spikes, legally or in relationship with NFL, but there will definitely be more to come on this story.