Childress arrested for assault
Another ex-Stampeder is in trouble with the law and was arrested by city police on Wednesday night.
Fred Childress made a brief court appearance after his arrest and is charged with assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.
Childress was #69 when he played for the Stamps and was a second round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 1989.
He played for both the New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns before joining the CFL.
He signed with the Stampeders as a free agent in 1995 and was a West and CFL All-Star from 1996 through to 1998.
Known as ‘The Big Chill” the native of West Helena, Arkansas was named the CFL Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 1998.
He briefly played with the Dallas Cowboys and then returned to the Stamps lineup in 1999 and remained with the team until 2003.
He was with the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 2004 to 2006 and finished out his career there.
Childress will be back in court in Calgary on August 24th to answer to the charges.