Goods goes to trial on May 11

Bennie Goods of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will stand trial for assault and uttering threats next May 11.

The 32-year-old defensive end remains free, and in uniform, despite being re-arrested three times for alleged breaches of his bail terms.

The Blue Bombers have imposed a nightly curfew, but will let the courts decide on his future.

Goods was arrested at Winnipeg Airport prior to the team's departure to Toronto for a game against the Argonauts in early August.

Police charged him with two counts of assault and one count of uttering threats after a woman complained of harassment.

The Bombers immediately suspended Goods, only to re-instate him three days after he was released on $2,500 bail.

To make room for him on the roster, the Bombers had to cut the 11-year veteran, then add him to the practice roster.

Goods is in his second season with Winnipeg after nine standout seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos, in which he was a three-time CFL all-star and a West Division all-star from 1993-97.

Goods signed with the Eskimos as a free agent following his release from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1990.