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C.J. Spillman Officially Charged With Sexual Assault

Free agent CB C.J. Spillman was indicted for sexual assault on Monday, stemming from an investigation that surfaced in early October, which states that Spillman committed sexual assault the night before Week 3’s game against the Rams, per the New York Daily News.

Spillman, 29, was accused of assaulting a women at the team’s hotel on September 20 while with the Cowboys. The assault occurred just one day after Roger Goodell held his press conference about cracking down on players accused of violent crimes.

This was not Spillman’s first dispute over sexual assault, as he was also accused of the charge in 2013 while with the 49ers.

Spillman was able to compete in each of the Cowboys’ 16 games last season, as HC Jason Garrett declared that he would take no action prior to charges being handed down.

In fact, the Patriots hosted Spillman for a workout in late May. However, he was not offered a contract. Now a free agent, it is hard to imagine that he will land with another team in the foreseeable future. 

Spillman originally signed on with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Marshall back in 2009. He lasted just over a year with the team before he was waived and later claimed by the 49ers, and was signed to a three-year extension in 2012. Shortly after he was released by San Francisco, the Cowboys would sign him to a contract just a few days later.

In 2014, Spillman appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and recorded 17 tackles and a pass defense