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Lions safety arrested after dispute over child support


“Lions player arrested” headlines were so last offseason.

Except when they’re not.

Lions safety Amari Spievey was arrested Tuesday in Connecticut after a dispute with his girlfriend over child support, according to a report in the Middletown Press.

Spievey was charged with third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct for the incident yesterday, via the police report.

The girlfriend in question was also charged with risk of injury and disorderly conduct for her alleged involvement.

Santos (who lives with Spievey) told police that during an argument, Spievey put his hand around her neck and pushed her. She was accused of pushing him while he held their 2-year-old daughter, and of throwing a “flurry of punches at his chest.”

The third-year safety was set to be a restricted free agent, but re-signed with the Lions earlier this month.

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30 Responses to “Lions safety arrested after dispute over child support”
  1. beardinals says: Mar 27, 2013 3:53 PM

    Connecticut? Seems more like a Florida thing.

  2. buccfaninhawkeyecountry says: Mar 27, 2013 3:56 PM

    Way to rep that Iowa Spievey!

  3. dcsuperfan says: Mar 27, 2013 3:57 PM

    Poor kid.

  4. isphet71 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:58 PM

    Surprisingly, he actually held on to the 2 year old after contact!

  5. 808raiderinparadise says: Mar 27, 2013 3:58 PM

    Just stop it.

    You can’t be serious? Really?

    You have to wonder at this point, its not coincidence anymore…. do they specifically target guys with criminal edge to them?

  6. wabbitslayer says: Mar 27, 2013 3:58 PM

    “Dispute over child support” makes it sound like after a judicial hearing, a judge cited him with contempt and ordered that he be taken into custody. A more accurate headline for what apparently happened would have been “Lions safety arrested for assaulting his baby’s mama”.

  7. buccfaninhawkeyecountry says: Mar 27, 2013 4:00 PM

    I don’t agree, condone any other word u use with beating women. But if the chick is pushing and punching you repeatedly in the chest especially while holding a kid. What do u do? U gotta be able to defend yourself not just stand there n take it.

  8. noeffinway says: Mar 27, 2013 4:00 PM

    Santos told police she and Spievey, her live-in boyfriend, got into an argument about child support. She said he is the father of her 2-year-old daughter. At one point during the argument, Spievey put his hand around Santos’ neck and pushed her, she told police. Police said they observed a small red mark on the front side of her neck.

    In a later statement to police, Santos said Spievey was telling her daughter “not to be like your mother.’ She also told police that when she asked Spievey for money, he told her to “take him to court,’ according to police.

    Santos is accused of pushing Spievey while he was holding their daughter, and he pushed her back, according to police. She then tried to take the child away from him, but he pushed her until she stumbled against a counter, according to police.

    Spievey told police Santos grabbed his throat with her right hand and he had to push her hand away. He also told police she threw a “flurry
    of punches at his chest.’ Spievey allegedly told police he already gives Santos child support and that he will pay anything for his daughter, but he will not pay for Santos to “go shopping and pay off her student loans,’ according to police.

  9. ddavis83 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:08 PM

    Surprised it took this long for one of our boys to get popped. It’s always something.

  10. gosuhgo says: Mar 27, 2013 4:09 PM

    Hey if this is the worst thing the Lions do this offseason I’ll survive. This is just two idiots fighting with a poor kid stuck in the middle.

  11. xstaticonradio says: Mar 27, 2013 4:12 PM

    I’m on his side here. Sounds like another lazy woman whose entire career plan is to get knocked up by an athlete, and hold it over his head every chance she gets.

    “but he will not pay for Santos to “go shopping and pay off her student loans.'” is pretty telling.

  12. nineroutsider says: Mar 27, 2013 4:14 PM

    My parents divorced when I was 5. It was really nasty. I watched my mom throw every dish in the house at my dad; I remember helping him clean it up and going with him to replace the set. He never touched her, but she had no problem touching him. I could go on and on; you’d love to hear how she spent the child support $ in later years, but just know it wasn’t spent on my brother or I.

    Basically, the point I am trying to make here is – Don’t jump all over the guy just yet! There is a lot that happens behind the scenes and often times these poor, innocent women aren’t nearly as innocent as they seem. To all of the young men out there, I can’t stress this enough…wait a long time and choose wisely!

  13. larryed says: Mar 27, 2013 4:16 PM

    xstat… has something there – sounds like just another grab on an athlete’s $$$.
    Not that a Lion wouldn’t be a bad boy.

  14. sgtdiver says: Mar 27, 2013 4:19 PM

    not making excuses but I would protect my child in that situation too. It’s illegal to do so however. They were both arrested and that’s why. And did I see a raider fan comment about how we look for criminals? Do you do the same for your fans?

  15. lionsdraftguy says: Mar 27, 2013 4:21 PM

    Spievey sucks anyway.

  16. blowpackblow says: Mar 27, 2013 4:22 PM

    Lions offseason conditioning consists of 3 hots and a cot at the local clink…again.

  17. mjkelly77 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:27 PM

    noeffinway says:Mar 27, 2013 4:00 PM

    … In a later statement to police, Santos said Spievey was telling her daughter “not to be like your mother.’ … She then tried to take the child away from him, but he pushed her until she stumbled against a counter, according to police.

    Well there. He pushed her and she stumbled against a counter, Now that’s a million bucks right there. She’ll probably call Geoffrey Fieger or that weasel attorney that defended Detroit’s disgraced ex-mayor, the Kwamepotamus.

  18. Soulman45 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:29 PM

    THE GREAT DETROIT LIONS the lady is always right when the law show up we men have to go to court to get it right.

    A friend of mind was being beat up offend he took it and one day he hit back and who went to jail him.

    He beat the case but at what cost and the lost of time on the job now he have his son a good ending but a lot of misery.


  19. rj6976 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:32 PM

    Wow!!! A Lion getting arrested….shocking. In equally shocking news the sky is blue, the sun sets in the west and Christmas is in December.

  20. funktron2x says: Mar 27, 2013 4:53 PM

    At least it’s not someone important this time

  21. shkz4 says: Mar 27, 2013 5:10 PM

    How many Lions were arrested last offseason, trends continues…

    It’s always the children who suffers, poor kid.

  22. jeffa43 says: Mar 27, 2013 5:13 PM

    Re-start the arrest counter…

    Over under is 3 days.

  23. thetooloftools says: Mar 27, 2013 5:44 PM

    Reset the “Days Without An Arrest” clock back to “0” please.

  24. mvp43 says: Mar 27, 2013 5:45 PM

    Yes…………. football’s right around the corner!!

  25. lks311 says: Mar 27, 2013 7:03 PM

    Cut him loose.

  26. hehateme2 says: Mar 27, 2013 7:11 PM

    Stay classy lions. A rudderless ship lost at sea.

  27. gbmickey says: Mar 27, 2013 7:37 PM

    Its not the offseason unless a Lion is in trouble with the law.

  28. squared80 says: Mar 27, 2013 8:50 PM

    May the Schwartz be with you.

  29. rcali says: Mar 27, 2013 9:51 PM

    How is she going to get that new neck tatoo without that child support payment!

  30. buffalobills716 says: Mar 28, 2013 1:54 AM

    I’m damn sure,she probably black… And this is coming from a African-American. In other w

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