Despite unprecedented sensitivity to the issue of domestic violence and sexual assault in the NFL, incidents involving NFL players continue.
The latest allegedly happened on the evening of September 20.
According to the New York Daily News, defensive back C.J. Spillman has been accused of sexually assaulting a female at the team’s hotel.
“We have a sexual assault report we are investigating at this time, and it does involve C.J. Spillman,” a police spokesman told the Daily News. “He is involved in the investigation. We are looking into the matter.”
Spillman played on September 21 at St. Louis, and again on September 28 against the Saints. On September 26, the alleged victim’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, alerted Commissioner Roger Goodell to the allegations.
It’s unclear whether the team or the league previously knew about it. It’s also unclear why Spillman has not yet been placed on the rabbit-from-a-hat Commissioner’s Permission list.
Now that the situation has become publicly known, chances are that Spillman will land on paid suspension until the charges are resolved. Or maybe the Cowboys will simply cut him, since he’s not a key player.