Yes, Brandon Spikes is one of the most-searched terms on Google this morning. No, you’re probably not going to like it (I know I don’t).
It’s believed that Spikes has been using ChatRoulette for purposes outside of the terms of agreement… and let’s just say he’s not exactly looking for an overseas pen pal or someone to play golf with. Him and a young lady were allegedly interacting on the video chat service, and one entrepreneurial fella captured it on video and sold it to a website. Deadspin, apparently, turned down an offer to purchase the video.
This is not the first time this sort of thing has happened. Sometimes it’s true (see: Greg Oden, Chris Cooley) and sometimes it isn’t true (see: Dwight Howard).
If the video is indeed Spikes, it’s unclear if the videos will cause him any repercussions other than embarrassment. Players have not been suspended or fined (or even had the incidents addressed by the league) in the past, but Roger Goodell has never backed down from a old-fashioned punishment beforeVodpod videos no longer available.