Spence’s Legal Woes Will Linger Into SummerApril 14th, 2014
Bucs defensive tackle Akeem Spence did not commit the allegedly brutally heinous acts of having a mattress on his front lawn, a stripper pole in his living room, a sibling’s knife in his thigh, or hosting a loud house party. But Spence was pinched by Alabama police in January for allegedly barreling down the highway at 100+ miles per hour with a chunk of weed.
Today, Spence was scheduled for a “bench trial” in rural Alabama.
Spence was on the docket in Escambia County court today on the misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. He entered a plea of not guilty about six weeks ago. The maximum penalty for the offense is one year in jail.
Judge David Jordan granted a continuance to Spence and the trial date was moved to July 7. The alleged speeding infraction has a new court date of July 7, as well. Spence is required to pay his ticket or appear in court.
Joe talked to some local Alabama sources about the matter and they were surprised Spence didn’t move to have the matters resolved quickly. It’s likely he would have landed in a pre-trial intervention program, which would keep his record clean if he met the terms of the agreement.