Here’s a summary of what happened in court on Monday in the Eric Tillman trial…
- Tillman changed his plea to guilty and requested an absolute discharge. The crown was in agreement with the request.
- Tillman apologized saying he takes responsibility for his actions and that it was out of character for him… You can read the full apology here.
- He claims that he was on pain medication mixed with sleeping pills at the time and didn't remember the incident
- The judge reserved his decision until tomorrow
The Riders responded by issuing a statement saying they will be holding a special meeting of the Board of Directors to discuss what to do in light of this new development. They won’t be making any decisions until the judge hands down his verdict. Both parties have agreed that Tillman will no longer be involved in the day to day operations of the club until the matter is resolved.
What this all means in terms of Tillman’s future with the Riders remains to be seen. I guess we will find out more tomorrow.
Length of legal proceedings: Basically a year
Court appearances: Half a dozen or so
Result: Absolute Discharge
Tax-Payer Money Spent: I'd just as soon not know
Knowing the justice system is in no way horribly flawed: Priceless
Yeah that pretty much sums it up... as sad as that is.
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