NFL free-agent Brandon Spikes has reportedly been suspended for the first four games of the regular season, a ban that some insiders are attributing to his pleading guilty to leaving the scene of an automobile accident in June 2015 in Massachusetts and one that some football fans believe might end his career.
He is viewed as a talented headcase in that the ex-New England Patriot is one of the top run stoppers in the NFL but his on-field production is diminished by his off-the-field bad decision shenanigans such as running from the scene of an accident or saying disparaging remarks about a past employer and with this suspension resides the very real possibility that NFL organizations will feel that his negatives outweigh his positives.
Will Brandon Spikes ever be hired by another NFL team is one of many questions that is being asked and debated by NFL fans and observers. Prior to becoming a free agent he had signed to play for the New England Patriots despite having been a headache for coach Bill Belichik but when the coach who is fond of veteran reclamation projects such as Randy Moss and Corey Dillon says goodbye to a player that usually hints to the end of the player's career in the NFL.
Sometimes NFL players are unwilling to accept or realize that playing in the league is a privilege not a right and to get that message understood harsh actions are at times required. There is nothing more painful and eye-opening to an NFL player than for them to lose their job because of off-the-field actions which make them a damaged, dangerous commodity to other potential employers and this is precisely what might be the consequence for this talented football player.
Brandon Spikes, a player who if he does not get back in the NFL with a professional team will likely be remembered as an example of how not to act. All he had to do was stay out of trouble and yet that proved too much for him a result which has possibly ended his NFL career and will likely serve as a major reminder to football players about how fast their career can be ended by bad decisions.