After going through the Aaron Hernandez fiasco, the New England Patriots are probably very interested in keeping their name out of anything controversial. To that end, they’ve released the newly acquired, 27-year old linebacker Brandon Spikes.
Spikes is thought to be involved in a hit-and-run after a vehicle registered to him was found crashed and abandoned on a freeway in Massachusetts. The Patriots wasted no time in getting rid of Spikes.
The Monday news comes mere hours after Massachusetts state troopers discovered a vehicle registered to the inside linebacker abandoned in the median of a highway in Foxborough.
The 2011 Mercedes Maybach was discovered around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Massachusetts State Police said in a statement to NFL Media, and had “damage to its front end.” According to the statement, a representative with the OnStar on-board navigation system said the driver reported hitting a deer, though no deer was found at the scene.
Further in the statement, the police note that a 2009 Nissan Murano was rear-ended by a vehicle that neither of the three passengers could identify. It happened just a short distance from where the vehicle registered to Spikes was discovered.
All three passengers in the Murano were taken to the hospital for examination. The police said that their injuries were minor.