Riders’ Jordan Reaves facing drug trafficking charge: report

Winnipeg native and current Rider Jordan Reaves was arrested in early 2016 and charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, per Winnipeg Free Press investigative reporter Mike McIntyre.

Since then the 27-year-old son of Willard Reaves, who was a four-time CFL all-star running back during five seasons with Winnipeg and captured the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player award in 1983, has been free on bail.

After being released by the Bombers in 2015, Reaves signed with Saskatchewan in January 2016 and made his CFL debut on June 30.

The Riders were caught off guard, according to McIntyre. Ryan Pollock, Saskatchewan’s director, media relations and football communications told the Free Press: “The Roughriders are not aware of any such charges. We will decline to comment until we gather information.”

McIntyre uncovered that back in February 2008, court documents showed Reaves was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. He pleaded guilty that December and received a two-year-less-a-day conditional sentence. Reaves’ latest trial will begin Nov. 20.


40 Comments on Riders’ Jordan Reaves facing drug trafficking charge: report

  1. Bob knows. // March 17, 2017 at 9:40 am //

    Cue the clown music… as the show goes on in riderville….

  2. And out pops bob in his clown suit. Keep up the nonsense know it all.

  3. stampland // March 17, 2017 at 10:36 am //

    Hmmmmm. What is it they say about people living in glass houses? Fact is it’s a person making a bad decision has nothing to do with the rider team ,however stamps fan took a lot of mocking over Tommy Campbell

  4. What doea that mean? Charged twice for drug trafficking & one conviction. Hope the guy does some serious jail time.

    • stampland // March 17, 2017 at 11:11 am //

      In the US he’d go to jail for a few decades.In Canada he probably gets a slap on the wrist. Like I say it’s not really a reflection of the riders (all teams run across this) unless it’s proven that Jones knew about it (which I wouldn’t put past him). In any event it’s a blow because Rider loss a Canadian that they really can’t afford to lose

  5. And the hits just keep on coming. Remember haters, he hid this from the team. What the Riders do now is more important . . to the curb goes Reaves and then probably to jail.

  6. stampland // March 17, 2017 at 11:13 am //

    what the riders do now is important?? What choices do they have? Of course they cut ties with him!

    • Auntie Marta // March 17, 2017 at 2:47 pm //

      did Huff cut ties with Tommie Campbell? Mr know it all Stampland, answer that question.

      • stampland // March 18, 2017 at 3:23 pm //

        pretty sure Campbell will not be a stamp next year uncle Nic,stamps have no intentions of brings him to camp.

      • stampland // March 18, 2017 at 3:28 pm //

        different situation anyways.Reaves already had a charge and kept it hidden from the team,,

  7. Mr Curling // March 17, 2017 at 12:41 pm //

    Mr Curling says keep him at least until he’s convicted. Then all we need is for Vince Young to be the next Reggie Slack, and two canadian O linemen and we’re on our way!!!!

  8. This guy is an idiot plain and simple. There is no excuse in my books for drug trafficking and when it gets into the hands of teenagers is even worse. Sounds like this happened before he even was a rider on their roster and it happened in early Jan 2016 when he was on the Bombers roster.

  9. Bob knows. // March 17, 2017 at 1:40 pm //

    Hey Curling-boy/olaf/nic… He HAS been found guilty… “February 2008, court documents showed Reaves was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. He pleaded guilty that December and received a two-year-less-a-day conditional sentence”
    Way to showcase drug dealers riderville.

    • Auntie Marta // March 17, 2017 at 1:54 pm //

      hey Bob, way to showcase drugs in Calgary with Tommie Campbell as the lead actor. Touche!!!

  10. stampland // March 17, 2017 at 2:03 pm //

    I have a feeling we haven’t heard the last of rider stories this off season!
    I know our justice system is innocent until proven guilty within reasonable doubt.Come on! given a past conviction does anyone believe he didn’t

  11. Jim Fleck // March 17, 2017 at 2:28 pm //

    Another sad case of someone breaking the law and contributing to destroying his and someone else’s lives in the process. 2nd time around should put him away long enough to possibly get help and turn his life around. I’m sure his family wants him to stop this lifestyle asap also.

  12. Ladd Law // March 17, 2017 at 2:33 pm //

    I have the feeling that stampland sees Tommie Campbell is an upstanding drug dealer because he’s a stamp, or it’s his problem. Where as Reaves is a Rider so it’s the Rider’s fault. The hypocrisy is so thick it smells like a bad pulp mill.

    • stampland // March 17, 2017 at 2:41 pm //

      Ladd Law.If you took time to read my comments above I’ve actually said this isn’t the riders fault.You take everything to heart my friend.

      • Auntie Marta // March 17, 2017 at 2:44 pm //

        stampland, LL has a point about you. You always have undertoned comments about the riders and if you read your comments, you did it again with this article and your comments. You cant just make a comment that this has no reflection on the riders, you have to still dig them a bit about something else. Meanwhile you seem to breeze over the fact that Tommie Campbell did the same thing but was caught running with the goods and he was likely doing the same trafficking while in Calgary during the season. To use your comment about the riders in one of your past posts – ‘You cant wipe the spots off a leapord.

        • stampland // March 18, 2017 at 3:35 pm //

          not breezing over Campbell at all.He’s an idiot too.He will likely be convicted and never wear stamps uniform again..Fact is your guy held this fact from the riders.That makes it worse.Again both cases were people making personal decisions and not reflective of either Calgary or Sask organizations..whats so confusing for you?

      • Tsk tsk Swampland – still irking people I see…

    • You should reserve this comment Ladd for Bob Knows, Stampland did comment above that it is not the Riders fault. Bob Knows apparently needs to give his head a shake.

      • Bob Knows // March 18, 2017 at 12:08 pm //

        Heather, the riders hired this guy well after he was convicted of being a drug seller… Perhaps you and the brain trust at riderville should give your heads a shake….

        • Bob Knows crap, I am not a Riders fan I am a CFL fan(preferably Lions). Maybe don’t give your head a shake something important might fall out…..

  13. Mr Curling // March 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm //

    Wouldn’t exactly call 2 tackles in 18 games “showcasing Drug Dealers”, But Mr Curling’s vast knowledge of the Canadian legal system would look at a conviction at 18 years of age, sentence completed, then 4 years at Brandon University as rehabilitated. Now the second charge has to be dealt with and he hasn’t plead/been found guilty at this stage

  14. Truth Seeker // March 17, 2017 at 6:20 pm //

    Terrel Ulmer, Trevis Smith, Eric Tillman, Dwight Anderson, Taj Smith, Kory Sheets

    Much bigger named players than Jordan Reaves arrested under previous regimes for serious crimes – but please keep going on about how Jones is the problem

  15. SaskWatch // March 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm //

    Simply for your information… Use it however you want.


    • stampland // March 18, 2017 at 3:58 pm //

      Thanks for the link Saskwatch……..1 thing kinda curious is why the riders felt it necessary to say “He maintains his innocence” .Is this sask trying to claim his innocence? Trying to lessen their responsibility? Trying to say this guy will be kept until he’s incarcerated ?

  16. Dan Bombers // March 18, 2017 at 9:07 am //

    Never a dull moment in the cfl this offseason

  17. stampland // March 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm //

    so on the topic of player indiscretions ..In Jan 2013 (same calendar year as riders championship season).Sheets was charges with domestic violence,charges dropped after he took some course .Riders welcomed him to training camp..So I assume teams all have their own policies on how to deal with these types of matters

  18. The CFL has traditionally been a harbinger of ex NFLers with drug offences, Ricky Williams being the latest and greatest, so those with the Holier than though attitudes should sit on your hands. If Paul Crewe ever gets out of prison the Riders should sign him, he is on their neg list

  19. stampland // March 18, 2017 at 6:12 pm //

    riders also tried to sign Greg hardy last year

  20. Truth Seeker // March 20, 2017 at 11:29 am //

    Swampland doesnt have a clue… they didn’t try to sign Hardy. They tried to add him to the negotiation list. Totally different than actual signing him.

    And Murphy has always tried to push the limits when he adds players to the negotiation list (I know of a guy he added on a negotiation list who was in prison).

    • stampland // March 21, 2017 at 12:00 am //

      Fine truth seeker,you’re right I’m wrong.They tired to add him to neg list but I guess that was just an administrative exercise? They were obviously open to the idea of this guy playing for your team and that’s really the point. The fact the league blocked this shows how irresponsible this was

    • stampland // March 21, 2017 at 12:08 am //

      well if there’s one thing the riders like to do its “push the limits” lol . I guess I’m not as politically correct as you truth seeker.,What you call pushing the limits I call blatant cheating and discarding any moral codes

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