Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Roughriders Release Defensive Back Cox for Alleged Domestic Violence Incident

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Roughriders Release Defensive Back Cox for Alleged Domestic Violence Incident

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Riders cut Cox for alleged domestic violence

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REGINA - The Saskatchewan Roughriders have released defensive back Justin Cox over an alleged incident of domestic violence.

Regina police say a 24-year-old man named Justin Cox was charged with assault causing bodily harm "as the result of investigation into an allegation of intimate partner violence."

Police allege a 23-year-old Regina woman sustained apparent injuries consistent with a physical assault reported Sunday.

Cox was taken into custody without incident on Tuesday, police said.

"To the fans I apologize for my actions and decisions. The truth will only be known by those that were there during the incident," Cox posted on his verified Twitter account. "I want to thank the Saskatchewan Roughriders for giving me a chance to fulfil my dream, I'm sorry for letting you guys down. …

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