Former Ohio State and NFL defensive lineman Alonzo Spellman was released from prison, according to Pro Football Talk on Tuesday.
Spellman, 40, was put away for “eluding a police officer and assault with a dangerous weapon, both felonies, and misdemeanors counts of obstructing an officer and public intoxication” from 2008. He pleaded no contest to 10 charges, the report said.
Citing the Associated Press, the report said that Spellman’s lawyer said that the ex-lineman was not taking his medicine for an apparent mental illness.
Pro Football Talk said he was sentenced to a year in jail but was released for time served, though it’s unclear how long he actually spent behind bars.
Spellman played pro football for the Bears, Cowboys and Lions from 1992-2001 and in the AFL in 2006. Alonzo Spellman profile