Bomber coach Kelly charged with assault
By: Gary Lawless(Winnipeg Free Press)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike Kelly was arrested this morning and charged with assault and harrassment following a domestic dispute.
Police in Bridgeport, Pa., responded to Kelly’s home in the Philadelphia area at 11:03 a.m.
The other person involved in the incident is Andrea Peterson, Kelly’s former girlfriend.
Police said she had a cut on her lip, redness on her neck and a small cut on her finger. Police said Kelly also had some bruising on his face.
Kelly was released on his own recognizance.
Kelly was reached by the Free Press on his cell phone but did not offer comment simply saying, "I can’t talk right now," before hanging up.
Blue Bombers chairman Ken Hildahl learned of the incident minutes after he ended a press conference announcing the resignation of CEO Lyle Bauer.
"At this point, what we’ll be looking to do is get all the facts surrounding the incident in Philadelphia," said Hildahl. "We’’ll deal with it at that point. We’ve heard a lot of rumours, a lot of innuendo over the last hour. These are issues that this football club and this board are obviously very concerned with. Any incidents that involve violence, and at this point they are allegations, it’s something we will and do take seriously."