Ex-NFL player pleads guilty in hit-and-run, gets probation

July 1, 2015

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) Former Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run crash that injured three people and will serve a year of probation.

Spikes appeared Wednesday in court in Wrentham, Massachusetts, where he admitted negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of personal injury, operating an uninsured vehicle, speeding and a marked-lanes violation.

Defense attorney Christopher Belezos says Spikes wanted to take responsibility and move on with his life.

State police found Spikes' damaged Mercedes-Benz Maybach abandoned June 7 in the Interstate 495 median in Foxborough. At about the same time, police got a report a Nissan SUV had been struck from behind by a vehicle that left the scene. Three people were treated for minor injuries.

The Patriots cut Spikes afterward.


This story has been corrected to show the player's surname is Spikes, not Spokes.