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Ex-CFL star Joffrey Reynolds makes brief court appearance on domestic violence charges

07/26/2012 12:34 EDT | Updated 09/25/2012 05:12 EDT
CALGARY - A former star player with the CFL's Calgary Stampeders made a brief court appearance Thursday on alleged domestic dispute charges and is now facing a third criminal charge.

Joffrey Reynolds was arrested July 14 and charged with assault causing bodily harm and breaking and entering with intent against a former girlfriend.

Court was told that Reynolds, 32, is now facing an additional count of common assault.

Reynolds was given until Aug. 16 to retain a lawyer and remains free on $3,000 bail, along with conditions which includes not contacting his alleged victim.

"No comment at all," said Reynolds as he left the courthouse, surrounded by a bevy of TV cameras and photographers.

Reynolds is from Tyler, Texas and played college football at the University of Houston.

He played eight years for the Stampeders and was the team's all-time leading rusher with 9,213 rushing yards. He's a four-time CFL all-star and was a key player in Calgary's 2008 Grey Cup win.

He was released from the club last year but wasn't picked up by any other team.

Reynolds was arrested by Canada Immigration Services shortly after being granted bail because his work permit had expired in February. He arrived at his immigration hearing shackled and handcuffed.

Reynolds told his immigration hearing that Calgary offers him a greater opportunity to be productive. He was released, but is required to report to Canada Immigration Services on a regular basis, must give a permanent address and advise immigration officials within 48 hours if he moves.

Reynolds spent most of his career in the CFL but flirted with teams in the NFL as well.

He was originally signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He also spent brief periods with the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants.

Reynolds also played with the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe.

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