Former CFL wide receiver arrested and charged on allegations of assault

Former Canadian Football League player Joshua Boden is facing four criminal charges in New Westminster, B.C.

Police say Boden has been charged with two counts of assault, failure to comply with conditions of recognizance and dangerous driving.

He is also charged with driving while prohibited under the Motor Vehicle Act.

New Westminster police say they received a report of an alleged domestic dispute on Sunday, but a suspect wasn’t at the scene when they arrived.

Police say Boden was arrested a few days after the alleged dispute without incident.

He remains in custody until his next court appearance, which is scheduled for Wednesday.

None of the allegations have been proven in court.

Boden was convicted in 2011 of two counts of sexual assault and one count each of obstruction of justice and assaulting a police officer on accusations that dated back to 2009.

He played as a wide receiver with the B.C. Lions.



12 Comments on Former CFL wide receiver arrested and charged on allegations of assault

  1. Sad story of a kid throwing his life away. Had a lot of potential if I recall correctly. The Lions and TiCats gave him opportunities and he wasted each one unfortunately.

  2. Boden is the CFL equivalent of Lawrence Phillips. Another classic example of a guy with terrific natural talent and ability but completely wasting it. So frustrating to see that happen.

    Then I look at a guy like Rob Bagg – – undersized and slowfooted plus some major injuries – – but still manages to have a productive 11yr career.

    If Bagg had the physical talent of Boden, he’d be an all time great HoF player.

  3. Outwest // May 12, 2018 at 5:24 pm //

    Quit calling these guys kids,, they are not kids,, they are men. This is the reason they are the way they are, poor little Johnny is not to blame he’s just a kid. He’s an asshole lock him up for a spell and throw a sledge hammer in his hand and make him work it off for 5 years he’ll learn fast.

  4. Just saying // May 12, 2018 at 5:42 pm //

    Actually out west, that would do exactly the opposite. And create a lot hate towards society. I’m not saying pamper him but this isn’t the Stone Age.

  5. these guys are kids….some never grow up…some are fatherless, some grow up in homes, some are FAS kids.
    Many of the USA guys, college, or NFL rejects, are up here for a reason…and, for many of them, it isn’t a lack of talent.

  6. Mr. Red 2 // May 13, 2018 at 3:19 pm //

    I hope this does not occur with Winnipeg Draft pick Rashaun Simonise. With proper mentoring and good role models he can mould himself into a good Bomber player and put his past errors behind him.
    Good luck to this talented young man.

    • BC Dave // May 15, 2018 at 10:55 pm //

      PJ took him under his wing and tried to mentor him. The kid was a talented receiver so Wally gave him a chance but he blew it big time.

  7. This story is old. This person is deeply troubled. And I’ll stop right there.

  8. Story is not old. Just happened – this latest incident.

    It’s sad that he’s described as a former BC Lion and CFLer as he basically was there for a cup of coffee and donut.

    Meanwhile former Stamp Lin J Shell prevented an armed woman from firing a gun in his school gym during an all out brawl. He calmly held the gun down to the floor and took her out where an armed police officer had her drop the weapon. 9 gun incidents in Shell’s school district in the past year – a place 500 kil from Parkland. Only in America.

    • He might have been around parts of two seasons so I guess it’s fair game to suggest he’s an ex-CFLer. He’s also been publicly ID’d as a person of interest in a murder of a young woman (saw this in Burnaby Now paper) but no one nor him were ever charged.

    • Sorry, I stand corrected…the STORYLINE is old.

  9. Roy Finch is in the new season of Wentworth.

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