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Patriots Release Brandon Spikes After Hit-and-Run Incident

by: JamieD On  Monday, June 8, 2015

Brandon Spikes hit-and-run incident

When Brandon Spikes smashed his 2011 Mercedes Maybach on the I-495 in Foxborough early Sunday morning, he apparently thought that the best thing to do was to tell an OnStar operator that he had hit a deer before abandoning his car.

He was wrong.

Earlier today, the New England Patriots released the 27-year-old linebacker as he is currently being investigated by Massachusetts State Police in a hit-and-run incident.

Why would officers be investigating Spikes if he only hit a deer on the highway? Because they don’t believe Spikes’ deer story to be true. Rather, they believe he hit a car belonging to a family of three before taking off.

According to police, in addition to there being no deer in the area where Spikes reported the incident, they also received a call around the same time indicating that a 2009 Nissan Murano carrying a 51-year-old man, a 32-year-old woman, and a 12-year-old boy had been rear-ended by a car that fled the scene before they could identify it. All three passengers in the car were transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

So what does this all mean? Well, when you consider the damage done to Brandon Spikes’ car, the lack of a wounded/dead deer in the area, and the nearby rear-ended car with the family inside, it seems pretty obvious that Spikes was likely involved in a hit-and-run. The Patriots seem to believe that much to be true, as they’ve already released the former second-round draft pick.

Now it’s up to the police investigation to confirm these beliefs.

Hat Tip – [ESPN]