MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Police say Detroit Lions safety Amari Spievey has been arrested in his Connecticut hometown after a child support dispute.
The Middletown Press reports Wednesday () the 24-year-old Spievey was arrested Tuesday on charges of third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct. His girlfriend, 26-year-old Lisamarie Santos, also was charged with risk of injury and disorderly conduct. http://bit.ly/16ihbiv
Santos told police Spievey pushed her and put his hand on her neck when they argued. Spievey said he pushed Santos after she grabbed his throat and punched his chest while he held their 2-year-old daughter.
They were to appear in court Wednesday. It's not immediately known who is representing them.
The Lions said they had no immediate comment. Spievey has played three seasons for Detroit, which drafted him in 2010. He recently agreed to a one-year contract.
This photo from June 4, 2012 shows Detroit Lions football cornerback Aaron Berry (32) during NFL football practice in Allen Park, Mich. Police in Harrisburg, Pa., say Berry faces DUI and other charges stemming from a weekend accident in his hometown. Authorities say the 24-year-old, who played college ball at the University of Pittsburgh, was arrested around 4 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, after driving his vehicle into parked cars and attempting to flee. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
In this May 29, 2012, file photo, Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure watches during NFL football practice in Allen Park, Mich. Leshoure has been suspended for two games without pay and will have to give up two more game checks for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. The league announced the decision Wednesday, June 13, 2012 (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley stretches during team practice in Allen Park, Mich., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Fairley has been arrested in Alabama on charges of driving under the influence and attempting to elude police Sunday, May 27, 2012, his second arrest in his home state in two months. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Johnny Culbreath, offensive tackle for the Lions, was <a href="http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2012/01/report_detroit_lions_offensive.html" target="_hplink">arrested on a marijuana possession charge</a> in South Carolina on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. DETROIT, MI - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Johnny Culbreath of the Detroit Lions poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
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