Former Rider domestic violence charge quickly set for trial

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May 11, 2017 - 11:11am Updated: May 11, 2017 - 12:13pm
Former Roughrider Justin Cox has pleaded not guilty to assault and will go to trial on May 29, 2017.
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Former Roughrider Justin Cox has pleaded not guilty to assault and will go to trial on May 29, 2017.

A former Saskatchewan Roughrider is looking to deal with a domestic violence charge quickly.

On April 18, Justin Cox was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm after police were called to a Regina home. Police said a 23-year-old woman was found with injuries consistent with a physical attack.

Cox pleaded not guilty at his third court appearance and it was set for trial on May 29, a bit quicker than normal for such charges. His lawyer said they want to deal with the matter quickly as he is currently “without employment.”

The Riders released Cox when the assault charge became public. The CFL also said he would no longer be allowed to play with any team in the league.