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Patriots Release Brandon Spikes Following Alleged Hit-and-Run Accident

Patriots Release Brandon Spikes Following Alleged Hit-and-Run Accident

Patriots linebacker's Maybach could be connected to accident.

Published June 8, 2015

Why was a car registered to Brandon Spikes found on the highway?

That's what police are trying to figure out. The New England Patriots linebacker's 2011 Mercedes Maybach was found abandoned on the I-495 in Foxborough shortly before 3:30 a.m. Sunday following a reported crash, Massachusetts State Police told ESPN.

When police arrived at the scene, Spikes wasn't present. A short time later, police told ESPN that they responded to a report of a 2009 Nissa Murano being rear-ended by another vehicle on the same highway, although the driver of the Murano didn't see who hit the vehicle. The three occupants of the Murano were hospitalized with minor injuries.

Although it may sound suspicious, police haven't filed any charges against Spikes as of yet, as they continue to investigate the incident.

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The Patriots are also waiting to see how this investigation pans out.

"We are aware of the report and are looking into the matter, but I don't have any additional comment at this time," Patriots spokesman Stacey James told ESPN.

Spikes, 27, played for the Patriots from 2010-13 before playing one season with the Buffalo Bills in 2014 and returning to New England this offseason. 

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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