Toronto Argonauts player facing 2 counts of attempted homicide in Pittsburgh shooting

Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly runs the ball as Saskatchewan Roughriders' Jeff Knox Jr. chases during a CFL football game at Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

Pittsburgh police have issued an arrest warrant for a Toronto Argonauts player.

Linebacker Jeffrey Ali Knox Jr., 28, is facing several charges, including two counts of attempted homicide, two counts of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment of another person.

Cara Cruz, deputy public information officer for Pittsburgh Public Safety, says the charges stem from a shooting in the city on the night of Oct. 23.

The warrant was issued on Friday.

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The Pittsburgh Public Safety media entry for the incident says two males were transported in stable but serious condition to area hospitals with gunshot wounds.

The Argos said Sunday that “they have been made aware of multiple charges being laid,” and “takes these matters extremely seriously.”

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“The club respects each person’s right to a fair process. In this case, the Toronto Argonauts will not determine any potential team related consequences until the club has conducted all due diligence in this matter,” the statement says

Knox, from Verona, Pa., has played parts of five seasons in the Canadian Football League with Saskatchewan, Toronto and Ottawa.

The CFL is not playing this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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– With files from Katrina Ramlochan

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