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.
There is no way he should be back with the riders or in the cfl - how many assualt charges does he get to get away with
Where there is smoke there is fire
If the league will allow it I think they should bring him back. He was the only Rider that made any progress last year.
Bring him back CJ, he's another Kory Sheets!
He's being let off the hook by his accuser again. Sadly this happens alot in these kind of cases.
This is one of those where the Riders will be condemned if they bring him back or let him go elsewhere. Perhaps it is time to let his "issues" be dealt with by another organization. There is no denying he is a good player though.
peter dalla riva
The defence lawyer asked this woman if she was trying to ruin Cox's career and she replied "That's correct".
I ask the above commenter how this is being let off the hook by the accuser. It would seem as if this woman has some matters that need to be dealt with.
It is women like this who cry "WOLF" that sadly knock the issue of domestic violence and sexual assault back a few pegs.
Playing the victim card is a little too easy these days
Your Twitter poll would suggest many fans are OK with him coming back.
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