REGINA — Defensive end Odell Willis, a recent high-profile acquisition by the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders, is facing a charge of impaired driving.
The Roughriders released a statement regarding the issue Thursday morning.
“It has been brought to our attention that Odell was charged with one count of driving under the influence on Sunday evening in Atlanta,’’ Roughriders general manager Brendan Taman said in the statement. “We have spoken with Odell and are gathering as much information as possible into the incident. Odell and the Roughrider organization are taking this matter very seriously and we won’t comment any further until the legal process has run its course.?
Willis, 27, was obtained by the Roughriders in a March 22 deal with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, for whom he was a CFL all-star last season. Willis had 13 quarterback sacks in 2011, tying him for the league lead with Justin Hickman of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.