Argonauts’ Jeff Knox Jr. wanted on attempted murder charge

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Toronto Argonauts linebacker Jeff Knox Jr. is facing an attempted murder charge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The warrant for Knox Jr. was issued on Friday.

He was reportedly involved in an incident on October 23rd in Pittsburgh. Two men were shot in the incident, Pittsburgh Public Safety Deputy Public Information Officer Cara Cruz said.

Handcuffs (Photo by Unsplash/Bill Oxford)

Both men have been listed in stable, but serious condition at a local hospital.

Knox Jr. has not been arrested at this time. He is facing two counts of attempted homicide; two counts of aggravated assault, and one count of recklessly endangering another person.

These are five of the seven charges that he is facing.

“The club obviously takes these matters extremely seriously and each member of the organization fully understands the moral expectation and obligation that comes with the privilege of representing the Toronto Argonauts,” the team said in a statement. “At this time, the club respects each person’s right to a fair process. In this case, the Toronto Argonauts will not determine any potential team-related consequences until the club has conducted all due diligence in this matter.”

The 28-year-old has played six seasons in the Canadian Football League. The team did not play in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In his six years in the league, he has played for three teams.

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