In keeping with the provisions of the Canadian Football League’s Policy on Violence Against Women, appropriate outreaches are being made to local police, support and counselling organizations. The league policy expressly states that “the CFL condemns violence against women in all its forms.”
Due to the nature of the legal process the Saskatchewan Roughriders will not comment further.
From the Regina Police Service:
“A 24 year-old Regina male is charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm as the result of investigation into an allegation of intimate partner violence directed at a 23 year-old female.
On Sunday, April 16, 2017, police were dispatched for a report of an assault alleged to have occurred earlier in the day at a residence in the 2200 block McTavish Street. The victim, a 23 year-old Regina woman, had sustained apparent injuries consistent with a physical assault. At the time of the initial contact with police, the whereabouts of the alleged suspect were unknown. Police gathered information for the investigation and made a number of attempts to contact and locate the suspect. On Tuesday, April 18th, this individual was taken into custody without incident. The male was charged in connection with the April 16th incident. Investigation is ongoing.
Twenty-four year-old Justin Jemar COX, DOB: 1992-12-09, of Regina, is charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm, section 267(b) CC. The accused was released on an Officer Undertaking to appear in Provincial Court on May 4, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.”
Meanwhile Cox took to Twitter apologizing on Tuesday.
The CFL also issued a statement shortly after the news came out saying if any team decides to sign Cox to a contract, that contract will not be accepted by the league.