Former UH, CFL star Chad Owens arrested in Canada on assault charges

Former UH, CFL star Chad Owens arrested in Canada on assault charges

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Former Canadian Football League star and University of Hawaii standout Chad Owens was arrested Monday and charged with one count of assault, according to multiple media reports.

Regional police officials in Peel, a municipality outside Toronto, told news outlets that no further details surrounding Owens’ arrest were immediately available.

City News in Toronto broke the story, reporting that Owens was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday morning and had been released on $5,000 bond.

The former Roosevelt Rough Rider was Canada’s Most Outstanding Player during the 2012 season. He spent six seasons as a member of the Toronto Argonauts and also had stints with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders.

As a Canadian star, he became the first player in pro football history — the NFL included — to amass at least 3,000 combined yards from scrimmage in back-to-back seasons.

His next court appearance is scheduled for March 26 in Brampton.

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