Quincy Butler charged with assault (Update: Back with Stamps)

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  1. Madman

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    Stamps DB faces assault charge in alleged attack on cab driver

    Calgary police have confirmed Quincy Butler has been charged with two counts of common assault in connection to an alleged incident which occurred outside of Cowboys Casino early Thursday morning.

    According to police, Butler entered a taxi at around 3:00 a.m. in the 400 block of 12 Ave. S.E. The cab driver asked Butler for a deposit which prompted Butler to exit the vehicle. Butler is alleged to have walked to the driver’s door and struck the driver several times.

    http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/stamps-db-faces-assault-charge-in-alleged-attack-on-cab-driver-1.1823478
     
  2. Madman

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    The details of this event are pretty damning - some very specific and aggressive details don't paint a good picture for Butler.

    Even though this isn't the NFL or the NHL, players still need to realize they are professional athletes and any type of behaviour like this paints the team and league with a very negative brush.

    Pretty disappointing as a fan - especially for the Stampeders.
     
  3. Tundra Mustang

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    The report, if true, is entirely damning.

    And if so, I think the final line of the CTV article should be revised to read: "Butler ...has just completed his final year with the Calgary Stampeders".

    Expect his release to be given shortly, and most probably quietly.

    I'd ordinarily expect due process to prevail, but with an apparent eye witness to the first assault who was himself reportedly then also assaulted (and whose assault was in turn also witnessed by transit police, whose evidence one can expect would be credible), I don't think we're going to be waiting until Butler makes a tortured journey through the court system before the Stampeders act.

    Especially with the reputation- and image-conscious Calgary Flames lined up behind them.

    If I'm Butler's lawyer, I'm probably going to advise him (barring the existence of extenuating circumstances such as provocation, which, on the facts, is unlikely, but possible) to attempt to plea bargain with the Crown, get his best deal, then plead guilty to the charges at his first opportunity, and get out of Dodge once his sentence has been served.

    I'm sure the Stampeders will be happy to arrange to have him on the first stage out of town once that happens.

    If he's still got a career in football, he'll have to ply his trade somewhere else.



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  4. Seeker1

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    Indeed! Do you happen to know a good lawyer?;) I suspect that he will be needing one, shortly.
     
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    StampsFans in the press...

    http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/city/story.html?id=1e84dbcc-e694-4503-b37d-80595b3f88c4
     
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    Thanks for posting that Rids - ugh, nice hyphen. :wrinting:

    (oh well, still gets you here :troll: )
     
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    ...of course if he was a Sk Roughrider, then the story would be different. Innocent until proven Guilty and all that.

    Not saying that we should do anything different, I just wish all teams acted this way.
     
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    LOL your right and they would concoct some story line to go with it! Somalia pirates attack DA! Right lol.
     
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    STATEMENT ON QUINCY BUTLER

    “I’ve met with Quincy on several occasions about his situation. Obviously, I’m highly disappointed anytime one of our players finds himself in this type of situation. At this time, Quincy and I feel that his efforts would be best spent away from the football club and focusing on his personal matters. Therefore, Quincy will be suspended at the start of training camp on June 1. Upon the resolution of his legal situation, we will reassess the matter and make a determination on his status with the team.”

    — Head coach and general manager John Hufnagel
     
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    Sigh! Quincy... with one foot out the door. :dead:
     
  11. Madman

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    Sounds like Butler could be back with the team, (if the team so desires), after pleading guilty and receiving 18 months probation.

    Stampeder pleads guilty to assaulting cab driver

    Calgary Stampeders defensive back Quincy Butler admits he made a mistake when he punched a taxi driver following a dispute outside a downtown bar three months ago, and says he is anxious to make amends to the team and the community.

    “Everybody makes mistakes. I don’t want this to define me as a person,” Butler said Thursday after pleading guilty to assault causing bodily harm and being placed on probation for 18 months.

    Provincial court Judge Joanne Durant imposed the sentence after accepting a joint submission by defence lawyer Derek Lovatt and Crown prosecutor Lisa Henderson that also included 175 hours of community service and restitution of $10,000 for the lost income by the victim, Salah Uddin Ahm Chowdhury, 46.

    Durant said Butler’s sincere apology in court made it easy to accept the lawyers’ offer.
    http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/c...+probation+assault+driver/10137953/story.html
     
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    Judge Durant .... HMM I wondering if Taj Smith's court case was a Judge Mitchell or Tate.
    Too bad Butler did not have better judgement with situation at hand. While his CFL career with the Stamps is in jeopardy, I hope he has a strong foundation of support.
     
  13. redwhite2005

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    The young man made a mistake and admitted guilt! He is owning up to that mistake and moving on. Now Butler can come back to work and proceed with his community service as well.
     
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    So when does he get back into the line up needs to be answered by Huff! After all the Rider gangstas are still playing after fighting with Somolia pirates! And they have not gone to court yet even with their code of ethics! Huff did the right thing but now that the court case is settled I think Butler needs to have another chance and if he screws up you will need to Dwight Anderson him.
     
  15. Tundra Mustang

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    Or, for short, just "D.A." him, which coincidentally, can also stand for "ditch (his) ass"....:D


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    Update: Butler is officially back with Stamps and has been added to the Practice Roster.
     
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    Official Stampeders Release:


    BUTLER ADDED TO PRACTICE ROSTER

    The Calgary Stampeders have added international defensive back Quincy Butler to the practice roster.

    The four-year veteran had been on the suspended list since June 1 to deal with legal matters stemming from an off-field incident. Butler last week pleaded guilty to a charge of assault causing bodily harm and was placed on 18 months probation.

    “I made a mistake and accept the full consequences for my actions,” said Butler. “I apologize to my teammates and the Stampeders organization for the harm that has been done. I’m grateful for the opportunity the team is giving me to prove that this incident does not define who I am. I want to put this behind me and show everyone who Quincy Butler really is.”

    “After meeting with Quincy, I know he is genuinely remorseful for what he has done,” said Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel. “I think Quincy deserves a chance to prove himself as a person and as a football player. It’s all up to him now.”

    Butler joined the Stamps in 2011 and has played 16 games over the past three seasons, accumulating 42 tackles, three special-teams tackles, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. He has also made three playoff appearances for Calgary, recording 14 tackles and one interception.

    In another roster move, international running back Tory Harrison has been released from the practice roster.

    http://stampeders.com/article/butler-added-to-practice-roster
     
  18. redwhite2005

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    Well that answers my question! And I agree with the Coach!
     
  19. Madman

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    Butler has been informed by Canadian Immigration that because he is on probation, he is no longer able to work in Canada.
     
  20. Seeker1

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    ....two feet out the door. :rolleyes:
     

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