Stampeders defensive back pleads guilty to assault

Stampeders defensive back Quincy Butler was given 18 months probation after pleading guilty to...

Stampeders defensive back Quincy Butler was given 18 months probation after pleading guilty to assaulting a cabbie outside a Calgary casino in May. (QMI Agency/Files)

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, Last Updated: 12:52 AM ET

CALGARY - Calgary Stampeders defensive back Quincy Butler was given 18 months probation Thursday after pleading guilty to assaulting a cabbie outside a city casino in May.

The sentence, which includes 175 hours of community service and a $10,000 restitution to the victim, a 46-year-old taxi driver, was handed down on Butler after a provincial court judge accepted a joint submission from the defence lawyer and the crown prosecutor. The judge ordered Butler to get counselling.

Butler showed remorse in making an apology in court And he wants to write an apology letter to the victim.

Butler was arrested May 15 after he allegedly got into a scuffle with a cab driver and then a bystander. Police said he assaulted a cab driver in the 400 block of 12 Ave. S.E., about 3 a.m., after the cabbie requested a deposit.

Butler has been suspended by the Stampeders since the incident.


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