Former CFLer Smith back in custody
Former Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Trevis Smith, accused ofhaving unprotected sex with two women without revealing he's HIV-positive, is back behind bars after allegedly violating conditions of his release.
Dressed in a T-shirt and jeans, Smith briefly appeared in a Regina court Wednesday, sitting behind the glass in the prisoner's box. A judge adjourned the case —over the alleged violations —to Friday, where bail will be discussed.
Smith is scheduled to go on trial in Regina on Jan. 29 on two counts of aggravated sexual assault. He's accused of having sex with two women— one in Surrey, B.C., and one in Regina— without telling them that he had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS.
At the time he was charged in 2005, Smith was a linebacker with the Riders. His contract expired in February andhe was dropped by the team.
In 2005, he was released on a series of conditions, but was recently rearrested and detained after allegedly violating them.
According to the Crown, Smith allegedly contacted people after being ordered not to do so. He's also accused of violating the rules surrounding his electronic monitoring.
The Crown opposes his release.