Butler could be out of chances with the Stampeders

Quincy Butler in action against the Montreal Alouettes last season. Butler's off-field issues...

Quincy Butler in action against the Montreal Alouettes last season. Butler's off-field issues forced the Stampeders to suspend the defensive back on Friday following an altercation outside a Calgary Casino last week.

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:16 PM ET

There’s a bit more breathing room in the Calgary Stampeders’ crowded secondary.

 Stamps GM/head coach John Hufnagel suspended troubled defensive back Quincy Butler on Friday morning.

Butler faces a pair of assault charges after allegedly getting into a brawl with a cab driver and then a bystander last week outside a Calgary casino.

“I’ve met with Quincy on several occasions about his situation,” Hufnagel said in a release. “Obviously, I’m highly disappointed anytime one of our players finds himself in this type of situation.

“At this time, Quincy and I feel that his efforts would be best spent away from the football club and focusing on his personal matters. Therefore, Quincy will be suspended at the start of training camp on June 1. Upon the resolution of his legal situation, we will reassess the matter and make a determination on his status with the team.”

Whether or not CFL training camps will begin on time is uncertain.

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