The Saskatchewan Roughriders have issued a number of retirement announcements this off-season. And the latest involves Defensive End Tearrius George. The 2014 CFL West Division All Star said in a team issued news release, “I am stepping away from the game to focus on a personal issue,” George said. “I would ask for people to respect my family’s privacy during this time.”
Last Thursday, Regina Police were called to a residence to investigate a reported assault involving a 33 year old man and a 33 year old woman. George has been charged with assault and is scheduled to appear in court on May 12th.
The Riders have also announced the sudden retirement of Offensive Lineman Bruce Campbell, who was acquired from Toronto back in February. And receiver Maurice Price has also filed his retirement papers with the league head office after coming over last month in a trade with Ottawa.
Back in February linebacker Shea Emry announced his retirement as a result of concussion concerns.