International defensive lineman Tearrius George is retiring from the Canadian Football League, the Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today.
"I am stepping away from the game to focus on a personal issue," stated Tearrius George. "I would ask for people to respect my family's privacy during this time."
Chris Jones, Vice-President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach, said: "Through speaking with Tearrius, we were made aware that he was involved in an incident that has become a police matter. He subsequently informed us he has decided to retire."
As the police matter involving Tearrius is before the courts, the Riders will have no further comment on it.
From Regina Police Service:
A 33 year-old Regina male has been charged with assault after investigation into a domestic-related incident on April 28, 2016.
At approximately 2:16 p.m., on Thursday, April 28, 2016, police were dispatched to a residence on the 5600 block of Gordon Road for a report of an assault. The complainant, a 33 year-old female indicated that there had been an argument between herself and her partner, a 33 year-old male. It is alleged the argument escalated to the point that the male physically assaulted the female. Upon further investigation, the male was arrested and charged with assault. The female victim did not sustain any apparent physical injuries as the result of this incident.
Thirty-three year-old Tearrius Antwane GEORGE, DOB: 1982-12-03, of Regina, is charged with Assault [266 CC]. GEORGE was released on an Officers Undertaking with a court appearance scheduled for 2:00 p.m., May 12, 2016.