Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Roughriders Defensive Lineman Tearrius George Abruptly Announces CFL Retirement

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Roughriders Defensive Lineman Tearrius George Abruptly Announces CFL Retirement

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Riders' defensive lineman abruptly retires

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REGINA - Defensive lineman Tearrius George announced his retirement from the Saskatchewan Roughriders after he was charged with assault.

George retired Tuesday in a statement issued by the CFL club.

"I am stepping away from the game to focus on a personal issue," George said. "I would ask for people to respect my family's privacy during this time."

On Tuesday, Regina police charged George, 33, with assault stemming from a domestic-related incident. He's scheduled to appear in court May 12.

George is the laters Roughrider to retire this off-season.

Earlier on Tuesday, news surfaced that offensive lineman Bruce Campbell, acquired in February from the Toronto Argonauts, had filed his retirement papers with the CFL. That came less than a month after receiver Maurice Price abruptly retired after reportedly receiving a $30,000 bonus from the Roughriders following his trade from Ottawa. …

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