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Court Date for Ex-Bombers Coach Postponed

December 22, 2009 6:28 AM | Sports

By Tyler Sutherland

Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike Kelly will have Christmas to worry about his upcoming court date. The recently fired coach was arrested and charged with assault and harassment last week after an alleged domestic dispute with his former girlfriend at his home near Philadelphia.

Kelly was set to appear in court Wednesday, but that won’t happen now until sometime in January. Kelly’s lawyer — Tim Woodward — wasn’t able to attend the previously scheduled date and asked the court for a new one.

Woodward was quoted as telling The Canadian Press on Monday that Kelly “maintains his innocence” and that they will “vigorously defend the charges.”

Kelly, 51, is rumoured to be considering a lawsuit against the Bombers over his dismissal. A lawsuit that would likely be ‘handled internally’ and deemed a ‘non-issue.’

Back in Winnipeg, the football club is still searching for a new president and CEO, head coach and now a VP of football operations, as Ross Hodgkinson moves into the interim position.

On the fan front, the Blue Bombers have extended their season ticket renewal deadline to Friday, January 8.