Realty One

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


TORONTO (December 19, 2016) – Saskatchewan Roughrider linebacker Marvin Golding has been suspended for two games after testing positive for a banned substance (dehydrochlormethyltestosterone), under the drug policy of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA).

Golding’s suspension will come into effect once he is next eligible to play a regular season game.

The CFL and CFLPA announced expanded testing for performance enhancing drugs in April, ahead of the 2016 season.

Players who test positive will face a two game suspension for a first doping violation, a nine game suspension for a second violation, a one-year suspension for a third violation, and a lifetime ban for a fourth violation.

Under the policy, a suspended player cannot participate in regular season or playoff games. It is up to their Club to determine whether that player can participate in other team activities, such as practices and meetings.

All players will be subject to mandatory drug testing once testing positive and will participate in an assessment and clinical evaluation to determine if they need additional counselling.

The policy mandates a total number of random tests equal to 100% of the players in the CFL. Random testing is ongoing and is conducted year round.

Statement from Riders linebacker Marvin Golding:
I would like to apologize to my family, friends and most importantly the Saskatchewan Roughriders organization. They have given me an opportunity to play professional football and I disappointed them by taking a banned substance. I take full responsibility for my actions and accept my suspension delivered by the Canadian Football League. Lastly I would like to apologize to the young athletes that look up to us and have aspirations of playing professional sports. I promise to be a better role model moving forward.

Statement from Riders General Manager and Head Coach Chris Jones:
We were extremely disappointed to learn that Marvin had committed a violation regarding a banned substance found during a random test. Marvin has taken full responsibility for his actions and we believe he will take the necessary steps to ensure this does not happen again. As an organization we support the policy to prevent the use of performance enhancing drugs set forth by the CFL and CFLPA in order to improve player safety and create a level playing field among athletes.


Anonymous said...

Another finely tuned athlete Jones discovered.

Anonymous said...

with Jones system of a record breaking season of player signed and then cut. Has me wondering who this guy is. If he played more than 1 game then excuse my lack of knowledge or should I say caring about this current team. It's hard to cheer for a team in shambles.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if either of you would take Brandon Banks on your team. You know one of the handful of other finely tuned athletes in the league that have tested positive for PED use.

Why should we excuse your lack of kowledge or caring. If you didn't care you wouldn't be commenting. All you dipsh*ts will be first in line on Albert Street when JOnes is toting the Cup home. I hope he rides with his middle finger sticking way up!

Anonymous said...

He wont have to. Hes a walking middle finger.

Anonymous said...

Re Anonymous above...Brandon Banks was positive for a recreational drug not a PED so check your facts before bashing someone about lack of knowledge or caring. Perhaps the lack of leadership shown by Jones when violating rules re practice roster violations (and on and on) was an example to the team that you can try anything as long as you can get away with it. And I hope you're correct that Jones will tote the cup home with his middle finger sticking up because I'm almost at the point where I'd love to see him tarred and feathered and rode out on rails. All that cap space that Murphy was bragging about gets reset at the end of the calendar year and it could've been put to good use locking Durant to a deal. DD is a Rider legend who gives us the best chance to win and it's quite obvious Jones doesn't want him back. Reynolds better watch out or they'll both be out the door by game 6 next season. They've frittered away millions on a pathetic product and the Rider stores are verrryy sloowww this holiday season. I'll say grade F and the clowns haven't improved since the season ended. Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Anon #3 ... Who are you? Do you work for the current Rider administration? Anon 2 never disrespected the player or that of breaking the rules. He simply mentioned he dosent know the player and is having trouble cheering for a team in shambles. He's not alone!
We cheer for a team for many reasons. One of pride or how the team makes us feel after a win. Or how given the same tools to work with we come out near the top or win it all. The Jones administration so far has not delivered any positive feelings of any kind. Go ahead dig as deep as you can in your bag of 2016 Rider positives. As it will have to be way down at the bottom of the bag to find anything.
All I felt last year was embarrassment, frustration and a physical need to shake my head time after time in disbelief.
I have been a fan of the Riders since my peewee days and that was 45 years ago. In that time we have seen many coaches. The only difference between most of them and Jones is he has a blank cheque on a huge bank account. So far all that's done is shown how wasteful a Gm\Coach can be. Until this team starts to win, his popularity will continue to slide. Whether you like these words or not dosent matter. At least I have signed my screen name to it. Who are you?
Anon posts do not hold the same meaning as those posts where the writer is willing to put his name to it.
If Jones starts his 2017 Campaign with an unknown behind Center and the team starts out at 0-5. I would bet the farm that the majority of Rider Nation will start speaking much louder. On the other hand if Jones finds a magic formula and the team starts out at 3-3 or better there may be some forgiveness. After all you are hired to win.
I want this administration to do well. I want them to erase all the negative news they brought this team last year. When your team is disrespected at the awards ceremony by a Stampeder player holding the mic. It shows how much of a laughing stock through out the league we have become. We need all of that to disappear. The only way to make that happen is win.

Spock Logic

Anonymous said...

"Anon posts do not hold the same meaning as those posts where the writer is willing to put his name to it. "

Ha ha ha ... Spock Logic? Go back to taking pictures for Santa. Your times up!

Anonymous said...

All that cap space that Murphy spoke about quite certainly went to players like Muamba and Roosevelt.

Just sayin'

Spawk Logic