Stamps run­ning back ar­rested in Ok­la­homa


Lethbridge Herald - - SPORTS -

Run­ning back Roy Finch of the Cal­gary Stam­ped­ers has been ar­rested for al­legedly as­sault­ing an Ok­la­homa po­lice of­fi­cer.

Ok­la­homa County Jail records in­di­cate Finch, 26, was ar­rested Sun­day for as­sault on a po­lice of­fi­cer, pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana and other charges. Records in­di­cate Finch re­mained in jail Mon­day but don’t show if he’s rep­re­sented by a lawyer.

Finch was ar­rested af­ter of­fi­cers found him in a car that smelled of mar­i­juana. Finch al­legedly swung at of­fi­cers and ran through an apart­ment com­plex be­fore of­fi­cers fi­nally wres­tled Finch to the ground and hand­cuffed him.

“We have re­cently be­come aware of the mat­ter re­gard­ing Roy Finch,” Cal­gary pres­i­dent/GM John Huf­nagel said in a state­ment. “We are in the process of gath­er­ing in­for­ma­tion.

“Once we have more in­for­ma­tion, we will have fur­ther com­ment.”

Finch signed a con­tract ex­ten­sion with Cal­gary in Fe­bru­ary prior to the start of CFL free agency.

The five-foot-seven, 165-pound Finch, a na­tive of Niceville, Fla., was the CFL’s top spe­cial-teams player last year. Finch ap­peared in 13 games with Cal­gary in 2017, reg­is­ter­ing ca­reer highs in rush­ing yards (114), re­ceiv­ing yards (133) and punt re­turn yards (1,200).

Finch added 696 kick­off re­turn yards and re­turned three punts for TDs.

He served a two-game sus­pen­sion last sea­son for vi­o­lat­ing the CFL’s drug pol­icy. Finch ad­mit­ted he took Ad­der­all to treat at­ten­tion deficit dis­or­der and failed to clear the med­i­ca­tion with Stam­peder doc­tors.

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