Stampeders' Quincy Butler facing charges following alleged assault

Quincy Butler (Sun file)

Quincy Butler (Sun file)

DAMIEN WOOD, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:38 PM ET

Calgary Stampeders defensive back Quincy Butler faces a pair of assault charges after allegedly getting into a brawl with a cab driver and then a bystander early Thursday morning.

Police say the 30-year-old CFL player assaulted a cab driver in the 400 block of 12 Ave. S.E., about 3 a.m., a number of times, after the cabbie had requested a deposit.

And police also say when a witness to the violence tried to intervene on the cabbie’s behalf he too was assaulted.

According to the police incident file, it took a number of people — security from a nearby entertainment establishment and more bystanders — to get Butler under control until the cops arrived to arrest him.

Butler is charged with two counts of common assault — one for the alleged attack on the cabbie who was taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries, and one for the alleged attack on the first bystander.


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