Riders drop safety over domestic violence charge

By CKOM News Staff
April 19, 2017 - 11:33am

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have released safety Justin Cox over allegations of domestic violence.
 
Regina police arrested Cox Tuesday on a charge of assault causing bodily harm.
 
The charge stems from Sunday, when officers were sent to a home on the 2200 block of McTavish Street for a report of an assault against a 23-year-old woman.
 
The woman was found with injuries consistent with a physical attack, according to a police media release issued Wednesday morning.
 
Following his arrest, Cox was released on an undertaking to appear in court on May 4.
 
In a media release, a spokesperson for the Roughriders wrote that Cox had been released and that the team had reached out to police, as well as support and counselling organizations.
 
The release cited Canadian Football League policy stating the league condemns violence against women.

 

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