C.J. Spillman Indicted on Sexual Assault Charges

By Vincent Frank

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive back and special teams performer C.J. Spillman was officially charged with sexual assault stemming from an alleged incident at a Dallas-area hotel last September.

The accusation came just one day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated that the league would get tougher with violent offenders of the personal conduct policy.

Grapevine, TX. police concluded its investigation into the matter back in February, and official charges were brought against the special teams standout by theĀ Tarrant County grand jury on Monday.

Despite the accusation and the league’s self-proclaimed tougher stance on such allegations, Spillman played all 16 games for the Cowboys last year. Head coach Jason Garrett indicated throughout the season that the team was going to wait until more facts came out before taking further action. Now a free agent, the Cowboys don’t have to worry about the veteran defensive back.

In addition to playing with the Cowboys, Spillman has suited up for the San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers throughout his seven-year career.

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