Sports Briefs

Published 2:05 am Thursday, July 2, 2015

Spikes pleads guilty to charge

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.

 

Texans Ivory faces burglary charge

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Houston Texans defensive lineman Brandon Ivory has been charged in what police describe as a residential burglary in Tuscaloosa.

Authorities say the 23-year-old Ivory, a former Alabama standout, was arrested with another man Wednesday after two people said a pair of men busted down a door and took two Apple iPads and cash.

One of the suspects was allegedly armed with an assault rifle and the other had a knife.

The 6-foot-4 Ivory, who weighs about 310 pounds, and 21-year-old Nicholas Gerald Gibson III are both charged with two counts of burglary. Each man is in the county jail with bond set at $120,000.

Court records aren’t available to show whether either man has a lawyer.

Ivory is from Memphis, Tennessee. He signed a free-agent contract with Houston in May.

 

Spillman charged with sexual assault

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Former Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman has been arrested on a sexual assault charge in an alleged 2014 incident at a Dallas-area hotel.

Tarrant County jail records show Spillman surrendered early Wednesday and was freed on $15,000 bond.

Grapevine police say a grand jury indicted Spillman on Monday after the alleged assault of a woman last Sept. 20 at the Gaylord Texan Resort, where he was staying.

Sgt. Robert Eberling says the woman filed a complaint within days of the incident. Eberling declined to provide further details on the investigation.

Spillman became a free agent in March.

 

Utah CB arrested on robbery charge

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah cornerback Dominique Hatfield has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a man who planned to buy an Xbox game console from him.

Unified Police of Salt Lake County said the man met Hatfield at a car wash Tuesday after responding to an online classified ad for an Xbox when Hatfield pulled a knife and made off with $180.

Hatfield, 20, remained in custody Wednesday, according to Salt Lake County Jail records. No bail has been set and no attorney was listed for Hatfield in court records.

Hatfield, a junior from Los Angeles, started 10 games in 2014 after switching from receiver to cornerback. He finished with 38 tackles, one interception and nine pass breakups.

University spokeswoman Liz Abel said members of the coaching staff were on vacation and coach Kyle Whittingham could not be reached by cellphone.