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OKC Energy Assistant Coach Cleared Of Murder Charge

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An assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Energy Football Club, who was dismissed after being charged with murder in England, has been cleared of all charges related to the incident.

Back in December, 2014, Chris Spendlove was charged with killing an off-duty police officer in an incident involving several other individuals in Liverpool, England.

12/22/2014 Related Story: OKC Energy Assistant Coach Dismissed Following Murder Charge

Energy officials announced Friday that Spendlove has been cleared of all charges related to the incident. 

OKC Energy released the following statement,

“We are beyond pleased to learn Coach Chris Spendlove has been cleared of all charges related to an unfortunate incident in December 2014 in England. As we said at the time of the incident, we were stunned by the news because it was so out of character for Chris who is one of the nicest and kindest people you could ever meet.

As a member of our coaching staff, Chris always conducted himself with the highest standards of professionalism. Since the time of the incident, our thoughts and prayers have been with Chris and his family as the legal proceedings progressed through the British court system. We were confident the court would get to the truth; and it did.”

Officials said they have extended an offer to Spendlove to re-join the organization, which he has accepted.

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