NFL investigating Spikes video


Published: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 12:17 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 12:17 p.m.

The NFL is investigating an explicit video of former UF star linebacker Brandon Spikes for a possible violation of the league's personal conduct policy. "We are looking into it," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told The Boston Herald.

The sexually explicit video of Spikes and a woman was presumably recorded from the website chatroulette before Spikes was drafted. It was then offered for sale for $1,500 to another website, Deadspin.com, before surfacing on the Internet.

The agent for Spikes, a rookie middle linebacker and second-round draft pick of the New England Patriots, told ESPNBoston.com it's an embarrassing situation.

"It was something that occurred before he became an NFL draftee and a New England Patriot," agent Terry Watson said. "I think for anyone it would be an embarrassing situation. Brandon has shown to many people the kind of person he is before and after being drafted in the second round. He's hoping to put this behind him and looks forward to having a great football season."

The Patriots have declined to comment.

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