The New England Patriots didn't waste any time cutting ties with LB Brandon Spikes - released today from the team as a police investigation continues into an incident early Sunday morning.

A car, registered to Spikes, was found on a median strip on I-495. An OnStar operator told police that the driver reported hitting a deer. There was no driver in the car when police arrived.

In the same area, another vehicle reported getting rear-ended by a car and three people were treated for injuries.

The investigation continues...The Patriots have decided to release the controversial Spikes.