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Ex-Patriot Brandon Spikes pleads guilty in car crash, sentenced to 1-year probation 07.01.15 at 1:07 pm ET
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On Wednesday, former Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes pleaded guilty to three counts of leaving the scene of a crash resulting in personal injury for the car incident he was involved in last month.

Spikes was speeding and driving negligently when he crashed his 2011 Mercedes Maybach into the back of a Nissan Murano on I-495 in Foxboro early in the morning on June 7.

He was sentenced to one-year probation plus a $1,000 fine and a surcharge, while he also lost his license for a year. Several other charges were continued without a finding, including charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

The incident sent three occupants of the other vehicle to the hospital with minor injuries. Spikes’ Maybach had called an emergency assistance service claiming to have struck a deer, but responding officers found no evidence of a deer.

The Patriots released Spikes the Monday morning after the incident.

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Report: Brandon Spikes’ AFC championship ring sold after being stolen 06.16.15 at 8:53 pm ET
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FOXBORO — As it turns out, Brandon Spikes wasn’t selling his 2011 AFC championship ring on eBay to get quick cash for legal bills.

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, the agent for the former Patriots linebacker says the piece of rare jewelry was stolen and then sold online.

The ring was sold Tuesday for $19,499.

Spikes’ ring ended up on eBay over the weekend. Since Spikes was cited for hit-and-run in wrecking his $400,000 Maybach on June 7, it was widely assumed that Spikes was selling the jewelry to pay legal bills. According to Gary Uberstine, his agent, that’s not the case.

Uberstine said eBay has been notified, and Spikes will file a police report.

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Brandon Spikes’ 2011 AFC championship ring pops up on eBay 06.15.15 at 9:56 pm ET
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In the latest weird twist involving Brandon Spikes, it appears his 2011 AFC championship ring has popped up on eBay.

It’s not known if the linebacker listed it himself, or he sold it to someone and they have made it available. However, the site has a letter of authentication, and according to the listing, the ring is appraised at $18,000 and the bidding stands at $19,499.

The Patriots linebacker saw his second stint with the team come to an end earlier this month after he was released following his apparent connection to a hit-and-run in southeast Massachusetts.

This isn’t the first time some Patriots-related hardware has become available to the public. In 2006, a ring commemorating New England’s win in Super Bowl XXXVI belonging to former Patriots defensive back Brock Williams showed up on “Pawn Stars.” Linebacker Leonard Myers, also a member of that 2001 New England team, sold his ring on eBay for $32,600 in 2005. A staff ring (presented to a member of the front office) from the 2001 title sold at auction for $37,511 in 2008. That same year, defensive back and special-teams player Je’Rod Cherry raffled his 2001 ring for charity in 2008.

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Brandon Spikes cited for role in last weekend’s car accident on Route 495 in Foxboro 06.12.15 at 11:23 am ET
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Former Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has been officially charged in connection with last weekend’s incident early Sunday morning on Route 495 in Foxboro.

The Mass State Police, in a statement released Friday morning, say Spikes has been cited for leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, operating a motor vehicle negligently to endanger, speeding and failure to stay within marked lanes.

He will be summonsed to appear in Wrentham District Court, at a date yet to be determined. Spikes was released by the Patriots Monday morning, once word was spread he was being investigated for his role in the incident.

After a week long investigation, it was determined that Spikes’ Mercedes Maybach was the car that struck the Nissan Murano which caused minor injuries to the three occupants and Spikes was indeed the one driving the Maybach.

To read the full release from the Mass State Police, click here.

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Mike Petraglia, Chris Price talk Malcolm Butler discipline, Brandon Spikes release 06.11.15 at 3:36 pm ET
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FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the OTA disciplining of Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler for missing a flight back to Boston, the release of linebacker Brandon Spikes and what to look for as mini-camp begins next week.

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Robert Kraft: Decision to release Brandon Spikes was in best interest of football team 06.09.15 at 2:31 pm ET
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Tuesday that the decision to release Brandon Spikes was a relatively simple one.

“I think we’ve always wanted to do what’s best for our football team both for the short and long term,” Kraft told reporters Tuesday. “That’s how that decision was made.”

Spikes was released following an incident over the weekend where a car that was registered to the linebacker was reportedly abandoned in the median strip of Route 495 with severe front end damage. The State Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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State Police: We have made ‘substantial progress’ regarding investigation into incident involving car registered to Brandon Spikes at 12:22 pm ET
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The following is the statement issued by the Massachusetts State Police Tuesday morning regarding their investigation into a weekend incident involving former Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes:

“Good morning. Our investigation into the possible connection between the recovery of a damaged Maybach sedan and the damage inflicted on an SUV early Sunday on Route 495 in Foxborough is progressing.

“We have made substantial progress as we continue to work to determine: 1.) whether the Maybach was the car that struck the Nissan Murano and 2.) the identity of the person who was driving the Maybach at that time. Further investigative steps will be undertaken today.  

“The ongoing investigation will determine whether criminal charges are warranted related to the incidents. That investigation is being conducted by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.

“We have nothing further to announce at this time. We will update when appropriate to do so.”

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