Charges stayed against Al Ford assault suspect
Police continue to search for suspect in brutal beating
Charges have been stayed against the man accused in the robbery and beating of Al Ford, the former Saskatchewan Roughrider.
The 70-year-old former player and general manager of the CFL club was coming out of a South Albert Street government liquor store Monday afternoon when he was jumped by several people.
Ford was repeatedly punched in the face and ended up with a broken jaw and a cracked bone around his eye.
A man, 29, was charged with robbery and assault and was scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
However, Ford's wife Sally told CBC News that the charges have been stayed.
Police have told the Fords that they are continuing to search for a suspect, she said.
When charges are stayed, they can technically be reinstated at any time within a 12 month period, although in practice this rarely happens.