Players, fans react to Riders releasing Justin Cox

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April 20, 2017 - 12:37pm
The Saskatchewan Roughriders released defensive back Justin Cox on Wednesday after he was charged with assault causing bodily harm.
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders released defensive back Justin Cox on Wednesday after he was charged with assault causing bodily harm.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders cut defensive back Justin Cox yesterday after allegations of domestic violence.

Regina police charged Cox, the Riders’ outstanding rookie of the year, with assault after officers were called on Sunday to the report of an assault against a 23-year-old woman.

The club acted swiftly, as the CFL made it clear Cox would not be allowed to play, citing the player’s contract.

This move has been mostly welcome by the fans. 

Others took issue with the fact Cox faced other charges in the U.S. when the Riders picked him up.

Some fans said they were sorry to see Cox released.

Teammates weigh in 

It wasn’t only Rider Nation weighing in on the news.

Many players turned to social media to voice their feelings, including some who appeared to support Cox. 

Others appeared to condemn the allegation. 

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