Ottawa Redblacks cut player facing sexual assault charges

The Ottawa Redblacks have released defensive back Teague Sherman after he was charged with two counts of sexual assault.

Teague Sherman, a 30-year-old defensive back, was in 6th CFL season

Teague Sherman, left, in pre-season CFL action in Guelph, Ont., on June 7, 2018. Sherman has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and has been released by the Ottawa Redblacks. (The Canadian Press/Mark Spowart)

The Ottawa Redblacks have released defensive back Teague Sherman after the 30-year-old was charged with two counts of sexual assault. 

Details of the charges were not included in the short team statement.

"We take any allegation of violence against women very seriously," said the team, adding it would have no further comment.

Ottawa police confirmed they charged Sherman with two counts of sexual assault on Thursday, July 12.

Sherman played three games with Ottawa this season, but did not suit up for the team's most recent game against Calgary last Thursday.

The Edmonton native played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the first four seasons of his six-season CFL career.

The CFL issued a statement about Sherman Thursday afternoon.

"Commissioner Randy Ambrosie has informed all member clubs that the league will not register a contract for Sherman should any team attempt to sign him. The Canadian Football League has and abides by a policy on violence against women and condemns violence against women in all its forms."

Sherman is set to appear in court on August 2, according to police.