Canadian Football League

Friday, November 25, 2005

Former Canadian Football League player arrested

A former member of the CFL’s B.C. Lions has been remanded to Dec. 6 for a bail hearing on eight charges, including sexual assault with a weapon. Keith Franklin appeared Tuesday in Vancouver provincial court on charges related to an incident last week at a Coal Harbour condo. The 35-year-old retired linebacker was captain of the Lions’ defence before being released following an injury-marred season in 2000. Franklin was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats the next season but lasted just one exhibition game because of a neck injury. Vancouver police say a 25-year-old woman was attacked in her apartment on Friday afternoon, before escaping to another unit in the building. Ten officers were called to arrest the suspect when he was met at the lobby doors.


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