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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

RIDERS' CAMPBELL SUSPENDED FOR POSITIVE DRUG TEST

TORONTO – Saskatchewan Roughriders offensive lineman Bruce Campbell has been suspended for two games after testing positive for a banned substance (Ibutamoren), under the drug policy of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA).

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 games. It is up to the 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 Bruce Campbell:
First, I would like to apologize to the Saskatchewan Roughriders organization and my teammates for putting them in this position. I’d also like to apologize to Rider fans and fans across the league. I take full responsibility for my actions and ensure you it will not happen again. I accept the Canadian Football League decision and will not be appealing the two-game suspension.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Athletes are inherently not the smartest people.

Anonymous said...

So it's O.K. to get a team sponsored shot of novocaine to enhance performance, but not a steroid to enhance performance. Interesting.

Marc said...

First comment was from an idiot!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Statements we would like to see (but never will):

"It sucks big time to get caught! The rules suck! The CFL is a dictatorship. The appeal process is a joke, no way to win."



Anonymous said...

Not surprised. Ever since the Riders hired Jones they've been breaking the rules. Expect more stories like this. Jones has a lack of respect for the rules and zero control of his team.

Anonymous said...

" In Jones We Trust"

Anonymous said...

It's early but this is the stupidest comment of the year so far. ^^^^

Anonymous said...

the stampeders have failed more drug tests than anyone else in the league. must be dickenson and hufnagel lack of respect for the rules and no control.

Anonymous said...

re: "the stampeders have failed more drug tests than anyone else in the league. must be dickenson and hufnagel lack of respect for the rules and no control."

PROVE IT!!!!!!

Nothing?? OK that's what I thought.