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Ex-NFLer Alonzo Spellman Released From Jail

Alonzo Spellman, who played the defensive line for nine seasons in the National Football League, has been released from jail in Tulsa, Okla., after pleading no contest to a variety of charges, multiple sources reported.

Online court records indicate Spellman, who was in Tulsa County Jail, pleaded no contest on Monday to 10 counts filed in 2008. They include eluding a police officer and assault with a dangerous weapon, both felonies, plus obstructing an officer and public intoxication, both misdemeanors.

The 40-year-old Spellman was sentenced to one year in jail and was released after receiving credit for time served. David Phillips, Spellman’s attorney, has said that Spellman has a mental illness. Spellman, who played at Ohio State, was the 22nd pick in the 1992 draft by the Chicago Bears, and played for them through 1997. He also was with the Dallas Cowboys (1999-2000) and the Detroit Lions (2001).

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