CFL player faces more charges

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:49 PM ET

EDMONTON — An Edmonton Eskimo who is already facing charges of aggravated assault and forcible confinement is facing more allegations of offside behaviour.

Defensive end Adam Braidwood faces more charges, including assault, uttering threats, breach of recognizance and several weapons-related offences.

In the first case, Mounties said a witness reported seeing an abduction around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 in the southeast area of Spruce Grove.

RCMP located the suspect vehicle and found two men standing outside it and two men sitting inside it.

One of the men outside the vehicle was a 20-year-old who had no shirt on and had injuries to his arms and legs. He was taken to an Edmonton hospital for treatment.

After further investigation, the other three men were arrested.

Braidwood, along with Shane Bergstrom, 25, and Taylor Kurtz, 23, were later released on cash bail.

The Eskimos released a statement on the latest accusations Monday afternoon.

"Learning of this second alleged incident with Adam is incredibly disappointing," Edmonton Eskimo general manager Eric Tillman said.

"We had a very candid discussion a couple of weeks ago, where I expressed our sincere concerns about Adam as a human being while at the same time being crystal clear about what our organization expected of him going forward. He understood our message was a balance of compassion and accountability. With this latest development we will gather more information via the legal process and then do what is best for the Edmonton Eskimos."

The team said Braidwood was arrested Thursday and remains in custody. He'll appear in court Tuesday.


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