Detroit Lions safety Amari Spivey arrested, charged with assault

Spivey accused of getting into fight with girlfriend while with their 2-year-old daughter

Published On: Mar 27 2013 11:15:11 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 27 2013 11:18:10 PM EDT
DETROIT -

Police in Middleton, Ct. are accusing Detroit Lions safety Amari Spivey of assault.

Spivey and his girlfriend are both charged with disorderly conduct and putting a child at risk during an argument.

Police say Spivey grabbed his girlfriend by the neck and she threw punches at the football player.

Their 2-year-old daughter was not hurt.

The Lions say they are gathering more information about the incident.