Lions’ Amari Spievey arrested for domestic abuse

Amari Spievey

Another day, another NFL player involved in some sort of criminal news…

According to Viktoria Sundqvist of the Middletown Press, Lions safety Amari Spievey was arrested Tuesday in Connecticut after a fight with his girlfriend Lisamarie Santos over child support.

Spievey has been charged with third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct. Also charged was his girlfriend with risk of injury and disorderly conduct. Sundqvist writes:

‘Santos told police she and Spievey, her live-in boyfriend, got into an argument about child support. She said he is the father of her 2-year-old daughter.

At one point during the argument, Spievey put his hand around Santos’ neck and pushed her, she told police. Police said they observed a small red mark on the front side of her neck.

In a later statement to police, Santos said Spievey was telling her daughter “not to be like your mother.” She also told police that when she asked Spievey for money, he told her to “take him to court,” according to police. Santos is accused of pushing Spievey while he was holding their daughter, and he pushed her back, according to police. She then tried to take the child away from him, but he pushed her until she stumbled against a counter, according to police.’

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