Canadian Football 'Hero' Wanted in Attack on Ontario Gay Man
Alex Myros, former football player for the London Silverbacks, who three months ago received a Red Cross Rescuer Award for assisting two other players in pulling two children from a burning car wreck in northern Indiana, is now wanted for aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, and two counts of uttering death threats in the anti-gay assault on Brandon Wright in early September.
On Monday I posted about how Wright had leapt from a moving truck to escape the assault, as reported by Xtra:
"Brandon Wright, an event manager and modelling agent, says a man who called himself Alex approached him online via instant messenger. The man told Wright he was an aspiring model looking for work. Wright arranged to meet Alex near a variety store on Kipps Ln near Adelaide St in London. After meeting, Wright told the man that he wouldn’t be able to help him find a modelling job. 'He just didn’t have the looks for it,' says Wright. The man then told Wright that he wanted to show him something in his truck. When Wright climbed into the passenger side he says the man said, 'Because you’re gay you need to be punished. I’m going to fucking kill you and you’re a faggot.' The man then drove off with Wright still in the passenger seat. 'He started hitting me with a big, black, heavy object,' says Wright. 'He kept repeating, 'I’m going to fucking kill you faggot.'' Wright says the attack continued even while the man was driving. Wright jumped out of the moving truck to escape."
CNews reports: "On June 21, the Silverbacks were returning home from a game in Indianapolis and were travelling on Interstate 69 in northern Indiana, just south of the Michigan border, when a southbound SUV, driven by the 16-year-old daughter of PGA tour player Chris Smith, blew a tire and slammed into the team's Greyhound bus. The SUV exploded in flames and Myros and two other members of the team were hailed as heroes -- they received the Red Cross Rescuer Award -- for pulling the girl and her 12-year-old brother out of the burning SUV. The children's mother, Beth Smith, died at the scene. Silverbacks owner Al Lazar said Myros, who'd suffered a few injuries, was cut from the team Sept. 1, the deadline for teams to reduce their roster. Lazar was shocked by the news. 'He's always been a good member of the team and we were certainly proud of what he did in the crash,' said Lazar. 'But this comes as a shock. Alex isn't that kind of person.'"
Wright sustained a dislocated shoulder, deep gashes to his scalp and check, ruptured blood vessels in his left eye and severe bruising on his left side in the attack.