Argos add star receiver in trade with Alouettes
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.”