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

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Posted: Jul 01, 2015 3:39 PM

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 Wrentham District Court, 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.

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

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The Patriots cut Spikes after the accident.

An attorney for Spikes hasn't returned a call seeking comment.

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