According to the Calgary Herald on Friday, former Calgary Stampeder offensive lineman Fred Childress has pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon involving a youth.
The arrest, according to Daryl Slade of the Calgary Herald, occurred in southeast Calgary and Childress was subsequently charged on August 8, 2012.
Childress, who is now 46 years of age, played for the Calgary Stampeders from 1996-2003. A two time Grey Cup champion in Calgary in 1996 and 2001, Childress was a Canadian Football League all-star offensive lineman five times during his time as a Stampeder.
Childress will also remain on bail until the announcement of his sentencing. Childress has not been the only former Calgary Stampeder to experience legal issues this past year. In February, former running back Joffrey Reynolds was convicted of assaulting his Calgary girlfriend.
It will be interesting to see if the Stampeders organization has any comment over the next while regarding Childress.