Former Canadian Football League star Dan Kepley has been charged with impaired driving and other offences.
Edmonton Police said Kepley, 46, was arrested Wednesday after they pulled over a car that was being driven erratically.
He was in his day the wildest, most dangerous man to play in the Canadian Football League. His Edmonton Eskimos teammates were so certain of that they used to say Craig Shaffer was bound for prison the moment he stopped playing. Turned out they were right.The man who crashed running backs and cars with equal abandon, who drank, did drugs and fought just for the fun of it spent six years in the maximum-security prison in Marion, Ill., where Pete Rose did his time for filing false tax returns and where mob boss John Gotti did his for racketeering.
"I screwed up," Shaffer said in a voice that is as raspy and worn as his past. "They were trying to put me away for 180 years. I got nine years and did six. When I got out, I said, 'I ain't going back.' ''
Gus Alevizos will wait until next month to find out how long he will spend in prison for trafficking ecstasy after a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Newmarket.
Mr. Alevizos, 43, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic drugs. He has been linked to sales of at least 500,000 pills.
EDMONTON (CP) - A lawyer for football player Elfrid Payton demanded Tuesday that an assault case against the CFL star lineman be halted, charging that the Crown attempted to
crush'' his client in a serious miscarriage of justice. Prominent defence lawyer Robbie Davidson accused a senior prosecutor of denying Payton his constitutional rights by deliberately withholding evidence from Payton when the player represented himself at his trial on an assault charge. The Crown's behaviour throughout has been to basically deny any misconduct, in light of incontrovertible evidence of unbelievable prosecutorial misconduct,'' Davidson told provincial court Judge Lloyd Malin. The case goes back to November 2002 when Payton was charged after an altercation in a Boston Pizza parking lot in downtown Edmonton. Payton, who now plays for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, was with the Edmonton Eskimos at the time. He was not in court for Tuesday's hearing.