CFL GM pleads guilty to sexual assault

Saskatchewan Roughriders' Eric Tillman apologizes in court

Eric Tillman, the general manager of the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders, pleaded guilty to sexual assault involving his 16-year-old babysitter in a Regina court on Monday, ending a controversy that first surfaced nearly a year ago. After initially pleading not guilty to the charge, Tillman admitted in court that, when the girl bent over, he put his hands on her hips with his fingers in her belt loops and pulled her toward him. The incident happened in August 2008, after Tillman returned from home from work after taking a double dose of sleeping pills and muscle relaxants. Tillman has not yet been sentenced and prosecutors say they are not opposed to a discharge in the case. Meanwhile, the girl and her parents have said they are not opposed to Tillman continuing his employment with the football club.

CBC News

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