International defensive lineman Tearrius George is retiring from the Canadian Football League, the Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today.
"I am stepping away from the game to focus on a personal issue," stated Tearrius George. "I would ask for people to respect my family's privacy during this time."
Chris Jones, Vice-President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach, said: “Through speaking with Tearrius, we were made aware that he was involved in an incident that has become a police matter. He subsequently informed us he has decided to retire.”
As the police matter involving Tearrius is before the courts, the Riders will have no further comment on it.