Calgary Stampeders star running back and return man Roy Finch has had one of his two pending cases dismissed by Oklahoma prosecutors, according to Tim Willert of The Oklahoman.
“It’s a good day, man. It’s a good day,” Finch told The Oklahoman.
The 27-year-old was charged on January 29 with kidnapping and domestic abuse. His girlfriend accused him of punching her two to three times and refusing to let her leave his Oklahoma City motel room for 20 to 30 minutes on January 2.
“The case was dismissed because the witness failed to appear, but if you look at the facts and circumstances surrounding the allegations, (they) were pretty weak to begin with,” NKem House, Finch’s attorney, told The Oklahoman.
“He’s still working out, still wants to play football. He’s just waiting for the opportunity, but he has to get these legal issues behind him.”
Finch is still facing three criminal charges in the wake of a violent arrest last April. The Stamps placed Finch on the retired list while he was “putting his football career on hold indefinitely.”
The charges, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana stemming from an incident in Edmund, Oklahoma, remain pending. Police dash cam video of his arrest showed several officers violently subduing Finch.
The five-foot-seven, 165-pound Finch was the CFL’s top special-teams player in 2017. He appeared in 13 games with Calgary that season, registering career highs in rushing yards (114), receiving yards (133) and punt return yards (1,200) and added 696 kickoff return yards and returned three punts for touchdowns. He signed a two-year extension with the Stampeders in February 2018.