Report: Amari Spievey can have charges dropped upon completion of counseling

Posted by ttwentyman on April 11, 2013 – 3:21 pm

Detroit Lions safety Amari Spievey had his court date regarding charges of third degree assault, risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct in Middletown, Conn., pushed back to June 28, according to the Middletown News.

Meanwhile, Spievey was granted a request to participate in a family violence education program “out of state” (presumably in Michigan), which should let him take part in the Lions’ offseason training program that begins next week.

If he successfully completes his counseling sessions by June 28, all charges against him will be dismissed, according to the report.

Spievey was charged following a dispute over child support with his girlfriend and the mother of his child Lisamarie Santos on March 27. Santos was also charged on two counts.

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3 Responses to “Report: Amari Spievey can have charges dropped upon completion of counseling”

  1. By Sagmich on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Who cares just get rid of him. He was not that good anyway. Lions have to show zero tolerance for any activity that is detrimental to the team.

  2. By Black Wolf Standing on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Read the details.

    It appears Lisamaria Santos started the altercation while Spievey was holding his child. The fight came to him, not him seeking it out. If Spievey has any kind of attorney worth his salt, even if this case goes to court, Spievey should be cleared of all charges.

    But it is still in Spievey’s best interest to try and get the charges dropped with prejudice so that they can’t be refiled again. And if counseling can get this to happen, then that’s what he needs to do.

    In this case, only if Spievey goes to court and found guilty should he be kicked from the team.

  3. By Sagmich on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Black Wolf, I agree. I should have read further. That is what I get for not reading through.

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