Ar­gos add star re­ceiver in trade with Alou­ettes

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TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Arg­onauts have ac­quired all-star re­ceiver S.J. Green from the Mon­treal Alou­ettes in ex­change for the a sixth-round se­lec­tion in the 2017 CFL Draft and a con­di­tional draft pick in 2018.

Green spent the last decade with the Alou­ettes and will be re­united with for­mer Mon­treal head coach Marc Trest­man and gen­eral man­ager Jim Popp in Toronto.

The six-foot-two, 216-pound na­tive of Bran­don, Fla., has 444 re­cep­tions for 6,626 yards and 42 touch­downs in 116 ca­reer CFL games. The two-time Grey Cup Cham­pion, five-time East Divi­sion All-Star and 2013 CFL All-Star eclipsed the 1,000-yard re­ceiv­ing mark four times with the Alou­ettes, with the most re­cent com­ing in 2015.

He missed most of 2016 with a knee in­jury.

“We are very com­fort­able with the progress S.J. has made re­ha­bil­i­tat­ing his knee and, ac­cord­ing to his doc­tors, he is on sched­ule to be ready for train­ing camp,” Popp said in a state­ment.

Rid­ers re­lease DB over al­leged do­mes­tic vi­o­lence

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughrid­ers have re­leased de­fen­sive back Justin Cox over an al­leged in­ci­dent of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

Regina po­lice say a 24-year-old man named Justin Cox was charged with as­sault caus­ing bod­ily harm “as the re­sult of in­ves­ti­ga­tion into an al­le­ga­tion of in­ti­mate part­ner vi­o­lence.”

Po­lice al­lege a 23-year-old Regina woman sus­tained ap­par­ent in­juries con­sis­tent with a phys­i­cal as­sault re­ported Sun­day.

Cox was taken into cus­tody with­out in­ci­dent on Tues­day.

“To the fans I apol­o­gize for my ac­tions and de­ci­sions. The truth will only be known by those that were there dur­ing the in­ci­dent,” Cox posted on Twit­ter. “I want to thank the Saskatchewan Roughrid­ers for giv­ing me a chance to ful­fil my dream, I’m sorry for let­ting you guys down.”

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