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C.J. Spillman | Defensive Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 199
College: Marshall
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Free agent DB C.J. Spillman has been charged with sexual assault in Tarrant County, Tex.
Spillman was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the Cowboys' team hotel on September 20 last year, and the judge finally handed down the paperwork on Monday. The Cowboys continued to let Spillman, a special teams ace, play, as he appeared in all 16 games. This isn't 29-year-old Spillman's first sexually-charged wrongdoing, as he was accused of rape back in 2013. Jul 1 - 8:51 AM

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Free agent S C.J. Spillman worked out for the Patriots.

Spillman appeared in all 16 games with Dallas last year. He makes his living on special teams, playing just 78 defensive snaps. Spillman would compete for one of the Patriots' final roster spots if signed.
May 20 - 7:31 PM

Cowboys S C.J. Spillman is being investigated for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman on September 20.

Spillman was allowed to play against the Rams on September 21. Grapevine (TX) police say Spillman was "involved" in a sexual assault at the Cowboys' team hotel. "He is involved in the investigation," said a police spokesman. "We are looking into the matter." As the NFL is trying to crack down hard on crimes like the one Spillman is accused of, he could face a lengthy suspension.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 09:40:00 PM

Cowboys signed S C.J. Spillman.

Spillman played just 79 defensive snaps last season, but profiles as an excellent special teamer.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 10:40:00 AM

49ers S C.J. Spillman underwent surgery on his right hand Wednesday.

Spillman posted a photo to his Instagram account that showed his right arm in a sling with the caption: "Fresh outta surgery ready to get my recovery together now!" Beat writer Matt Barrows confirms the special teams ace needed hand surgery. Spillman played just 79 defensive snaps last season.
Wed, May 7, 2014 05:51:00 PM

C.J. Spillman is listed as the 49ers' starting free safety on the team's initial unofficial depth chart.

Spillman, 27, played just 32 snaps on defense last season, but is a special teams stalwart. The Niners like to use Spillman in goal-line situations, but first-rounder Eric Reid is fully expected to earn the starting free safety job.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 01:31:00 PM

The Sacramento Bee pegs C.J. Spillman and Darcel McBath as candidates to replace free agent FS Dashon Goldson.

Goldson already has one foot out the door. Spillman is a thumper that has been used in goal-line situations, while McBath is a restricted free agent that is better in coverage. The Niners could also address the position in the draft with one of their 15 picks.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:13:00 AM

49ers SS C.J. Spillman has been working with the first-team defense during Organized Team Activities.

Spillman is primarily a special teamer, but could be used as a complement to Donte Whitner on passing downs. "We’ve had time to have a full spring with him," DB coach Ed Donatell said. "He’s more mature as a professional, he’s done a great job with our special teams and he's looking to increase his role."
Sat, Jun 9, 2012 07:45:00 PM

49ers re-signed S C.J. Spillman to a three-year, $6 million contract.

The deal contains $1.8 million guaranteed. The Niners skipped over Spillman's restricted free agency to get him under contract through 2014. Spillman, 26 in May, led San Francisco with 19 special teams tackles in 2011 and has 36 over the past two seasons. On defense, Spillman is a backup strong safety.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 02:00:00 PM

49ers extended S C.J. Spillman an extensive rights free agent tender.

Spillman racked up an 17 tackles in kickoff and punt coverage in 13 special teams appearances last season. That sort of production wins roster spots, even for defensive backs like Spillman who lack value at safety or corner.
Wed, Mar 2, 2011 05:16:00 PM

49ers claimed S C.J. Spillman off waivers from the Chargers.

Spillman struggled on special teams with the Chargers early this season. The Niners will see if they can redeem him in a similar role. The Browns also put in a claim on Spillman.
Tue, Oct 12, 2010 04:48:00 PM

Chargers waived S C.J. Spillman.

The second-year undrafted free agent was struggling on special teams and didn't contribute on defense, so he was never going to last long in San Diego.
Mon, Oct 11, 2010 04:40:00 PM

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