Former McGill player acquitted of all charges, reinstated on team

****UPDATE JAN 29th/15 @ 7:00PMEST***

This afternoon, Luis Guimont-Mota was formally acquitted of charges in a Montreal court.

The former McGill Redmen running back was previously charged with assault and uttering threats after he was arrested in September, 2014.  However, those charges were thrown out when his wife, the complainant in this case, decided to rescind the accusations against him.

Due to this arrest as well as previous conviction in 2010, McGill’s administration decided to suspend Guimont-Mota from the team.

When this all took place in the fall, McGill’s Prevost Ollivier Dyens condemned the team for allowing Guimont-Mota to the Redmen.

CLICK HERE for the email that McGill provost Ollivier Dyens sent to all McGill students and staff 


Back on October 1st, Clint Uttley resigned as Head Coach in the midst of the storm centering on the Guimont-Mota situation.


Throughout this time, Guimont-Mota maintained his innocence and said he was unjustly being accused as he was a victim.  Guimont-Mota lost previously lost his bid for a court injunction which would have allowed him to resume playing for the McGill Redmen back in early October.

With today’s outcome, the university has confirmed that Guimont-Mota will be reinstated on the football team.  He will begin training with the Redmen on Friday.

More information will  be posted as it becomes available


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