A bail hearing has been set for next Wednesday for ex-CFL quarterback Cody Ledbetter. The former Edmonton Eskimo appeared in court Thursday and was remanded in custody until the hearing.

He is in jail on charges of assault causing bodily harm and uttering a threat after a July 31 altercation with his girlfriend.

His lawyer, Mark Ertel, said Ledbetter’s problems go beyond the assault issue, because the federal government wants to deport him to the United States, where he faces charges over a 2005 case involving sex with a high school student.

"The result of that bail hearing will determine whether he’s out of custody on those charges, but he still has matters under the Immigration Act to deal with and he would have to apply for bail under the Immigration Act as well," the lawyer said.

Ledbetter surrendered to police Wednesday evening.