Defensive lineman Tearrius George announced his retirement from the Saskatchewan Roughriders after he was charged with assault.
George retired Tuesday in a statement issued by the CFL club.
“I am stepping away from the game to focus on a personal issue,” George said. “I would ask for people to respect my family’s privacy during this time.”
On Tuesday, Regina police charged George, 33, with assault stemming from a domestic-related incident. He’s scheduled to appear in court May 12.
George is the latest Roughrider to retire this off-season.
Earlier on Tuesday, news surfaced that offensive lineman Bruce Campbell, acquired in February from the Toronto Argonauts, had filed his retirement papers with the CFL. That came less than a month after receiver Maurice Price abruptly retired after reportedly receiving a $30,000 bonus from the Roughriders following his trade from Ottawa.