Lions safety Amari Spievey was arrested in April and charged with three crimes after a dispute with his girlfriend over child support.
Spievey was presented with an option of having the charges dropped if he completed a family violence education program. Spievey has availed himself of that option and his lawyer said that all the charges against Spievey — third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct — have all been dismissed.
“He and his girlfriend are back together again and everything’s resolved,” Michael Dowley, Spievey’s attorney, said, via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. “Everything’s completed and everything’s fine. He’s really looking forward to the season with Lions.”
Spievey’s girlfriend was charged with risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct as well and she also opted to take part in the education program.
The dismissal allows Spievey to head into the season without any legal issues hanging over his head. He’s expected to start at one safety spot for the Lions, who hope to have the oft-injured Louis Delmas alongside him when the regular season gets underway in September.