HIV-positive player arrested, suspended

LaRose, Stephen
December 2005
Sporting News;12/9/2005, Vol. 229 Issue 49, p12
The article states that football player Trevis Smith was arrested in Regina, Saskatchewan, in October 2005 on charges of aggravated sexual assault. While Canadian Football League players head to training camps next spring, Smith will go to a Surrey, British Columbia courtroom to face the charges. Smith, a linebacker with the Saskatchewan Roughriders who played in college at Alabama, is the first person to play pro football while HIV positive. B.C. Royal Canadian Mounted Police issued an unusual public warning asking anyone who had sex with Smith to get tested for HIV and call the police.


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