This is not Elton John circa 1988. Actually, this guy is Eric Tillman; he’s the general manager of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and he’s being charged with the sexual assault of a 16-year-old. The encounter allegedly occurred in Regina, which the way they pronounce it, rhymes with “vagina,” and really, where else would you sexually assault a girl? You know, besides her butt.
Police spokeswoman Elizabeth Popowich said an assault is believed to have taken place on Aug. 6 and was reported to police three days later. Tillman, 51, was arrested on Jan. 27 after he went to police. He was released and is to appear in court Feb. 24.
“I can only say that the alleged incident occurred in Regina and really now that there’s a charge before the courts, it’s inappropriate to discuss it further,” Popowich said.
The Roughriders have been living up to their moniker of late. In 2006, Roughriders linebacker Trevis Smith allegedly infected two women with HIV. After serving jail time, he’s going to be deported… to America! Tillman, meanwhile, has been placed on administrative leave. Good news for him, because I bet at least one high school in Canada is getting a snow day.
[TSN.ca — thanks to Jeremy, who exclusively plows ladies who meet the state-required age of consent]