09/20/2012 02:01 EDT | Updated 11/20/2012 05:12 EST

Ex-Calgary Stampeder Joffrey Reynolds pleads not guilty in attack on girlfriend

CALGARY - A former star player with the CFL's Calgary Stampeders has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an alleged attack on his one-time girlfriend.

Joffrey Reynolds wasn't in a Calgary courtroom where his lawyer entered the plea on his client's behalf.

Reynolds is accused of common assault, assault causing bodily harm and breaking and entering.

A trial has been set for Feb. 4-5.

He played eight years for the Stampeders and is the team's all-time leading rusher.

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

Reynolds is also in hot water with the Canada Border Services Agency. He was arrested in the summer shortly after being granted bail on the assault charges because his visa to work in Canada had expired.

He was released, but is required to report to Canada Immigration Services on a regular basis.

(CHQR, The Canadian Press)