Originally written on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Another offseason, another Detroit Lions arrest.  This time it’s reserve safety Amari Spievey.  Spievey, who signed a one-year deal to stay with Detroit, was charged with third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct for the incident that happened shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday in Middleton, Connecticut.  His girlfriend, Lisamarie Santos, was also charged with risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct. The dispute, sadly, was centered around child support for the couple’s 2-year-old daughter, who was present at the time of the altercation. Per MLive: 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. Spievey told police Santos grabbed his throat with her right hand and he had to push her hand away. He also told police she threw a “flurry of punches at his chest.” Spievey allegedly told police he already gives Santos child support and that he will pay anything for his daughter, but he will not pay for Santos to “go shopping and pay off her student loans,” according to police. This is only the first arrest for the Lions this offseason (compared to seven last year), but it’s something that needs to be taken care of. After the Lions disaster of a 4-12 season in 2012, head coach Jim Schwartz addressed the team regarding their conduct this offseason.  “Jim addressed it as guys were leaving for the offseason,” Lions’ GM Martin Mayhew said. “I can’t predict what’s going to happen. I trust these guys. I’ve had conversations with several of them, but if something bad does happen, we’ll certainly address it.” Well, here’s your chance, Jim.
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