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Detroit Lions safety Amari Spievey, facing domestic assault charges in his hometown, was granted a family violence education program Thursday in a Middletown, Conn., court.
If he completes the program successfully, Spievey could have all charges from the incident dismissed.
Spievey, who has played the last three seasons with the Lions, was charged last month with third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct following an argument with his girlfriend over child support.
Spievey will be allowed to attend counseling sessions out of state to fulfill the requirements of the deal because of his career.
The Lions begin their off-season workouts next week at their headquarters in Allen Park, Mich.
Spievey, a restricted free agent, signed a one-year contract during the off-season. He missed the last part of the 2012 season because of a concussion but has been cleared for contact.
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Thursday, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com tweeted that the Lions have signed Norwegian kicker Havard Rugland to a contract.
The Lions have signed Norwegian kicker Havard Rugland to a contract.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) April 11, 2013
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Pictured above is Havard Rugland, or as he likes to call himself, Kickalicious™. Rugland has uploaded multiple videos to Youtube where he kicks a football in unusual ways, in usual settings, for unusual results.The videos have apparently caught the eye of multiple NFL teams and Rugland has even been invited to work out for a few of them. And apparently, the Detroit Lions liked...
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Remember this YouTube video from last year?
Not long after signing beleaguered kicker from "The League", David Akers, the Lions went out and signed a YouTube sensation. Last time Jim Schwartz got hard watching a player's YouTube highlights, that player didn't really pan out (due to injury).
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