His damaged car was found on Sunday at I-495 in Foxborough, Massachusetts and police started investigations over it. The New England Patriots spared no time to make the decision to release Brandon Spikes on Monday.
The linebacker had only re-signed with the Patriots just on May 18.
“It’s the Patriot way, you know how that goes,” Spikes said on May 29. “It obviously works and I am just glad to be part of it and get another opportunity to prove I can play here and hold myself accountable to my teammates and coaches. I just want to prove them right.”
On 3:30 am ET on Sunday, a 2011 model Mercedes Benz Maybach was reported to have been lying on the media-strip. Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance, Mercedes own service system, was the first to alert the police about the car hitting a deer.
Police on arrival found the car deserted by the driver but no deer was noticed nearby. Massachusetts state police spokes man David Procopio also added that at the same time, there were reports of a 2009 Nissan Murano, also on I-495 in the same area as the abandoned car registered to Spikes. The occupants of the car stated that they were rear-ended by another “unseen” vehicle.
All three occupants of the car were from Billerica. A 51-year-old man, a 32-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy were admitted to a hospital for tests and treatment.
Police clarified on Monday that a charge was filed, though investigations are still on.
Designed to compete with the best car models, Spikes’ Maybach is a super-luxury sedan that costs more than a half a million dollars in the area.