Roughrider Eron Riley no longer accused of assault, charges stayed
Eron Riley, a receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, is no longer facing a charge of assault. The Crown prosecutor on the case stayed the charge on Wednesday.
Riley was charged last August. His lawyer, Noah Evanchuk, confirmed Thursday that his client is no longer before the courts.
"I think he knew he would be exonerated in this matter and he was," Evanchuk told CBC News Thursday night. "So he's very thankful to Rider Nation for the support and I think he just wants to get on with his life."
The charges stemmed from allegations that a man was beaten outside a Regina bar in August, 2013.
Two other players, defensive back Dwight Anderson and wide receiver Taj Smith, are still accused. A preliminary hearing on the case is scheduled for next week.