May 23, 2014 2:12 pm

Quincy Butler suspended by Calgary Stampeders after assault charges

Quincy Butler, a defensive back with the Calgary Stampeders.

Courtesy of the Calgary Stampeders

CALGARY- The Calgary Stampeders have suspended one of their defensive backs, after he was charged with assaulting a cab driver.

Police were called to the Cowboys Casino in the early morning hours of May 15, after a taxi driver was allegedly assaulted after asking a fare for a deposit. Quincy Butler has since been charged with two counts of common assault in connection with the incident.

On Friday, the football team issued the following statement on their website, on behalf of coach and general manager John Hufnagel:

“I’ve met with Quincy on several occasions about his situation. Obviously, I’m highly disappointed anytime one of our players finds himself in this type of situation. At this time, Quincy and I feel that his efforts would be best spent away from the football club and focusing on his personal matters. Therefore, Quincy will be suspended at the start of training camp on June 1. Upon the resolution of his legal situation, we will reassess the matter and make a determination on his status with the team.”

Butler is scheduled to appear in court on June 26.

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