Former NFL defensive lineman Alonzo Spellman pleads no contest to charges

Spellman sentenced to one year in jail and released on time served

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TULSA, Okla. - Former NFL defensive lineman Alonzo Spellman has been released from the Tulsa County Jail after pleading no contest to a variety of charges.

Online court records indicate Spellman pleaded no contest on Monday to 10 counts filed in 2008.

They include two felonies for eluding a police officer and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Spellman was also charged with misdemeanors including obstructing an officer and public intoxication.

He was sentenced to one year in jail but released after receiving credit for time already served.

Resolution of the cases was delayed by mental competency issues.

Spellman's attorney, David Phillips, did not immediately return a call seeking comment but has said Spellman has a mental illness.

Spellman played for the Chicago Bears, the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions, finishing his NFL career in 2001.

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