Here's what happened at the Regina provincial courthouse this morning courtesy of the Canadian Press.
REGINA — The general manager of the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders was not present in a Regina courtroom Tuesday to face a sexual assault accusation against him.
It was to be Eric Tillman's first appearance in court since being charged earlier this month of sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl.
Tillman's lawyer, Aaron Fox, appeared on his behalf, but did not comment on the case.
The Crown said it is pursuing a less severe summary conviction.
That means Tillman would face no more than 18 months in jail if found guilty compared to the maximum of 10 years if the Crown had chose to proceed by indictment.
The case was adjourned to March 17.