Ex CFL Star Joffrey Reynolds Charged With Assault: Immigration Problems

Ex CFL Star Joffrey Reynolds Charged With Assault: Immigration Problems

Calgary : Canada | Jul 19, 2012 at 10:20 PM PDT
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Joffrey Reynolds Charged WIth Assault Causing Bodily Harm

Joffrey Reynolds is the all-time leading rusher of the CFL's Calgary Stampeders. He has rushed for a total of 9,213 yards averaging 5.5 yards per carry. That total puts him at #7 all-time in the CFL. He had six straight season of over 1,000 yards while being a four time all star and a Grey Cup champion in 2008. Reynolds lost his job with the Stamps in 2011 to current Canadian tailback Jon Cornish and it appears that he has also lost his way.

Reynolds was released by the Stamps in January 2012 and was not picked up by another CFL team. On Saturday night he was arrested for break and enter and assault causing bodily harm in an incident with a former girlfriend. The victim suffered minor injuries. To make matters even worse, it was found that his work permit (Joffrey is an American) to work and stay in Canada expired on February 15.

Reynolds appeared at an immigration hearing saying that, "Calgary presents to me a far greater opportunity to be a productive person in life. I don't want to live my life on the run from immigration. I don't think I would be that hard of a target to find if I'm on the run." An immigration adjudicator said that Reynolds was a small flight risk and ordered him to be released from custody...under conditions. Currently with no fixed address, the former star running back must find a friend to live with. He will appear in court later this month in relation to the charges and also his immigration status.

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Calgary's all-time leading rusher has been charged in a domestic assault matter.
LesMac is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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