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Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by Reider » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:20 am

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REGINA -- Roughriders General Manager Eric Tillman has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, the Regina Leader-Post has learned.

Regina Police Service spokeswoman Elizabeth Popowich confirmed Tuesday that Tillman, 51, has been charged in an incident alleged to have happened in Regina on Aug. 6.

Popowich said Tillman is not in custody. He has a court date scheduled for Feb.24 at Regina Provincial Court.

“He was arrested, charged and then released on an undertaking to appear in court,” she said.

Popowich said the complainant came forward within three days of the alleged incident in August, and the investigation led to Tillman being charged last week. No further details of the allegation are being released by police.

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Post by Inquiring Mind » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:53 am

Wow... certainly didn't see this kind of news coming
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Post by Inquiring Mind » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:04 pm

Press conference in an hour (3PM CT)

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Post by AngeloV » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:16 pm

This is shocking. I truly hope it's a false accusation.
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Post by ping » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:39 pm

AngeloV wrote:This is shocking. I truly hope it's a false accusation.
with a 16 year old?? if it is true, he is in big trouble and a fool.
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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by ping » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:50 pm

ping wrote:
AngeloV wrote:This is shocking. I truly hope it's a false accusation.
with a 16 year old?? if it is true, he is in big trouble and a fool.

i have to admit, I am looking forward to all the erasurehead graphics. Field day to come!!!!!! What did he allegledly do????

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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by Lionut » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:00 pm

The alleged victim is a minor, so any details will almost certainly be covered by a publication ban. Therefore, we won't get any official details.

Still, I can barely imagine Tillman getting a parking ticket. What a shocker...

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Post by prairiedog » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:24 pm

Hopson spoke well at the presser.
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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by woody » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:50 pm

WOW :o

This is nothing short of a LOSE-LOSE situation all the way around, regardless of the courtroom outcome!
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Post by fozzy » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:08 pm

woody wrote:WOW :o

This is nothing short of a LOSE-LOSE situation all the way around, regardless of the courtroom outcome!
absolutely. it doesn't matter if he did it or if he's found completely innocent. in the court of public opinion, this will haunt him forever. he's probably done in football in Canada and that's a shame.

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Post by Inquiring Mind » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:45 pm

Have to figure the police have a fairly solid case... I can't imagine them going after someone of Tillmans profile otherwise and ignite this kind of media firestorm. Obviously time will tell, but if the charges don't stick they are going to get all kinds of blowback from citizens and I'd have to imagine heads would have to roll.
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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by redwhite2005 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:57 pm

They definately would need enough evidence to lay a charge. This is not good for Rider football but again he is innocent until proven otherwise. This could be a big distraction if not handled properly.

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Post by 1argoholic » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:36 pm

Just read about this on Slam and it shocked the hell out of me. He has always seemed to be a class act and having talked with him a few times you'd never see this coming. Yah this isn't a good scene at all. It's not like a woman scorned. This is a 16 year old girl. He's a married man in which I feel for his wife bigtime at this point. It doesn't look good but we shall see what develops.
If this is true Regina is going to start to develop a bad rep as far as CFL issues like this. As everyone knows this isn't the first time. To be honest this makes me feel sick as he's the last person you'd think would be caught up in this.
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Re: Eric Tillman charged with sexual assault

Post by prairiedog » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:38 pm

You never know. We have no case details whatsoever. Evidence could be her testimony, and his lack of alibi, OR maybe he really did do it. No idea.

Remember Mark Chmura of the Packers? It took a year to find out that the accusation was completely fabricated.

I'm not saying either way. Just who knows?
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Post by ArgoDave » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:16 pm

1argoholic wrote:If this is true Regina is going to start to develop a bad rep as far as CFL issues like this. As everyone knows this isn't the first time.
Yeah, really. Shonte Peoples, KK, Trevis Smith and now this. Should we start calling Riderville Toronto-West? :wink:
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