Former Calgary Stampeder Joffrey Reynolds is fighting charges that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend inside her apartment in July.

He did not appear in court, instead entering his plea through his lawyer.

Police were called to an apartment in Eau Claire at around 4:00 a.m. on July 14 when a woman reported that a man had broken into her apartment and assaulted her.

The woman was able to escape the apartment and call police afterwards.

When police got there, they found the man was still there.

Joffrey Reynolds, 32, is charged with one count each of break and enter and assault causing bodily harm.

Reynolds spent eight seasons with the Stamps but was released from the team in the off season.

Once he was cut from the team, Reynolds apparently fell on hard times and lost his house and his car.

Reynolds is also embroiled in an immigration battle over a Visa that he failed to renew.

His criminal trial has been set for February.