Brandon Spikes with the Patriots in 2012
New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes (right) tackles Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach during a 2012 game in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Reuters/Mike Segar

Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has pleaded guilty in connection with a hit-and-run crash in early June and will serve probation for a year. According to an ESPN report, Spikes admitted to “negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of personal injury, operating an uninsured vehicle, speeding and a marked-lanes violation.” As per court documents, Spikes was also fined $2,400.

The 27-year-old Spikes was waived by the Patriots immediately after the incident, where police found his luxury car abandoned on the road.

Spikes played for the Patriots from 2010 to 2013 and the Buffalo Bills in 2014. In May 2015, he agreed to a one-year deal for a return to New England. For his entire career, Spikes is credited 340 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and six forced fumbles.