Former star quarterback Dieter Brock sentenced to 75 days in Alabama jail for failing to pay alimony

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Two-time CFL Most Outstanding Player Dieter Brock has been sentenced to prison time in his home state of Alabama.

The news was reported by Taylor Allen of the Winnipeg Free Press.

Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers star quarterback Dieter Brock was charged with 15 counts of contempt of court and sentenced to 75 days in jail in Alabama on March 22 for failing to make alimony payments to his ex-wife.

Brock, 70, was released from Shelby County Jail on Monday after filing an appeal to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.

Brock also has a pending third-degree domestic violence charge for an incident that took place on Sept. 24, 2019.

The court date is set for April 20 in Pelham Municipal Court. Pelham is a city in Shelby County where Brock and his family used to live.

The Birmingham native signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1974 following a standout NCAA career at Auburn and Jacksonville State. He played for the club for ten seasons, passing for a team-record 29,623 yards, 187 touchdowns, and 129 interceptions.

Brock’s two best seasons came in 1980 and 1981 during which he threw for a combined 9,048 yards, 60 touchdowns, and 27 interceptions. He was named the league’s Most Outstanding Player in both campaigns, becoming the second player in CFL history to win the award in back-to-back seasons.

Winnipeg traded Brock to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1983 where he played for two seasons before departing for the Los Angeles Rams. He led the team to the NFC Championship Game but lost 24-0 to the eventual Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears.

Brock coached for two decades following his retirement from professional football. He served as the offensive coordinator with Ticats in 1995 and Ottawa Rough Riders in 1996, and Edmonton Football Team in 1999.