C.J. Spillman officially charged with sexual assault

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C.J Spillman has been officially charged with sexual assault stemming from an incident at the Dallas Cowboys team hotel last September.

According to Michael O’Keeffe of the New York Daily News, a grand jury indicted Spillman on sexual assault charges on Monday.

The incident allegedly occurred at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas on Sept. 20, 2014.

Dallas head coach Jason Garrett said they would wait for charges to be handed down before deciding on a course of action. With no charges being handed down last season, Spillman ultimately appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys last season and recorded 16 tackles.

Spillman is now a free agent and that burden is no longer on the Cowboys to deal with.

Spillman has spent seven seasons in the NFL with the Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers.

16 responses to “C.J. Spillman officially charged with sexual assault

  1. You aren’t allowed to defend yourself against a grand jury, grand indeed.

  2. Yeah I’m sure Dallas is relieved they don’t have that burden. Because they would never overlook legal issues to put a player on the field.

  3. Doesn’t it seem odd that charges were not handed down by a Texas grand jury until after the season is over and the player is no longer a Cowboy. I think this deserves an investigation. Ted Wells?

  4. How convenient. A Texas jurisdiction failed to charge this “gentleman” while he was a Dallas Cowboy, but now he is fair game. Doesn’t that work out well for the Cowboys and all their fans in Texas?

  5. purplengold says:
    Jul 1, 2015 1:21 AM
    You aren’t allowed to defend yourself against a grand jury, grand indeed.


    You aren’t allowed to defend yourself against a grand jury because there isn’t a trial of your innocence or guilt. A grand jury only determines if there is enough evidence to proceed with charging the defendant with a crime. The evidence presented to the grand jury is able to be challenged during the criminal trial.

    The More You Know♒★

  6. A grand jury might not determine guilt or innocence, but there is a reason for the saying that you can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. They are one-sided (for the prosecution) affairs with lots of hyperbole.

  7. bobsnygiants says:


    Really? Because I just read he was charged, not convicted.

  8. The hyperbole gets spread before determination is made. Hold the mayo on my hamsammich, please.

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