Former Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive back Justin Cox was acquitted on Monday of assault causing bodily harm.
On April 18, Regina police were called to a home after a woman claimed she had been physically attacked by Cox.
In a Regina courtroom, a judge heard the facts surrounding the case and determined there was not enough evidence for the case to proceed.
Cox indicated after the proceedings were over he would like to resume his football career with the Riders who released him shortly after he was taken into custody. In December, the 24 year old had signed a contract extension keeping him with the team until after the 2018 season.
Once he was released, the CFL said they would not honor any contract of a team wanting to sign Cox. There has been no public comment from either the Riders or the league on Cox’s status now that the charge has been dismissed.
Cox, who has previous incidents of domestic violence in the U-S, was the Riders rookie of the year last season after a season in which he had four interceptions.