Spievey gets court-ordered education, can have charges dropped


Lions safety Amari Spievey, who was arrested last month after a dispute with the mother of his child, can have the charges dropped by going through an educational program.

The Middletown Press reports that Spievey was told to enroll in a family violence education program in Middletown Superior Court on Thursday. If he completes the education by June 28 and does not get arrested again, the charges will be dropped.

Spievey faces charges of third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct. His girlfriend was charged with risk of injury and disorderly conduct after the two allegedly pushed each other in a dispute about child support.

A third-round pick out of Iowa in 2010, Spievey has started 26 games for the Lions in three seasons.