Third Roughriders player charged with assault

Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Eron Riley gets taken down by Calgary Stampeders defensive...

Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Eron Riley gets taken down by Calgary Stampeders defensive back Jamar Wall during CFL action in Regina, July 5, 2013. (REUTERS/David Stobbe)

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A third Saskatchewan Roughriders player has been charged with assault in the wake of a bar brawl in Regina last month.

Receiver Eron Riley, 26, appeared in Regina Provincial Court on Friday after being charged Thursday with aggravated assault, according to the Regina Leader-Post. He was released on the condition he kept the peace and didn’t drink alcohol.

Riley’s arrest came two days after defensive back Dwight Anderson and and receiver Taj Smith were charged for their alleged involvement in the incident outside a bar that left a 20-year-old man with serious injuries. Anderson and Smith, both of whom appeared in Regina court Thursday and were released with conditions, are each facing one count of aggravated assault.

Riders general manager Brendan Taman told the Leader-Post that Anderson and Smith hadn’t been suspended by the team, which plays the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday, because he’s still waiting to hear from the police about the incident.

“We’re still going through the process of trying to gather what went on,” Taman said. “We have a lot of options to do. Right now, we’ve just got to get to the facts, and we’ll see where it goes.

“I think the police are a big part of this and we have to go with what they find. We have a football team to run, not a CSI unit, so we’ll be fine.”


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