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Roughriders Dwight Anderson and Taj Smith facing assault charges

REGINA – Two Saskatchewan Roughriders players have been charged with assault after an incident at a Regina nightclub last month that sent a 20-year-old man to hospital with serious injuries.

Regina police say 32-year-old Dwight Anderson and 29-year-old Tajiddin Smith Wilson (Taj Smith) are each facing one charge of aggravated assault.

In the early-morning hours of Sunday, August 18 police were called to a nightclub on Dewdney Avenue where a group of people were apparently involved in a fight. When officers arrived they found a 20-year-old man suffering from serious injuries that were consistent with a physical altercation.

After several weeks of investigation, Anderson and Smith were arrested and charged on Wednesday, September 11.

Smith and Anderson made their first court appearance on Thursday morning and the judge has ordered both to not enter bars and abstain from alcohol/drugs. Their next court appearance is scheduled for October 8th.

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Riders General Manager Brendan Taman spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon and, at this point, Anderson and Smith are not suspended from the team and their status for Saturday’s game against Toronto is still undecided.

Below is what people were saying on social media sites about the arrest of Dwight Anderson and Taj Smith.

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