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.

-CP