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« on: March 12, 2018, 03:24:58 PM »

Marcus Thigpen has tested positive for anabolic steroid use and has been suspended for two games. As per CFL.ca.
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 03:36:42 PM »

In March ?
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 03:37:16 PM »

TORONTO ? The Canadian Football League announced on Monday that Saskatchewan Roughriders running back Marcus Thigpen has been suspended for two games after testing positive for a banned substance (Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone), under the drug policy of the 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.

Riders head coach and general manager Chris Jones issued the following statement:

?We are disappointed in Marcus and that he has tested positive for a banned substance. We have been in conversation with Marcus and the CFL for clarity and accept the league?s decision and corresponding two-game suspension. Our organization fully supports the CFL/CFLPA policy preventing the use of performance-enhancing drugs.?

Under the policy, a suspended player cannot participate in regular season or post-season games. It is up to the Club to determine whether that player can participate in other team activities, such as mini camp, training camp, practices and meetings. Thigpen will be eligible to take part in pre-season games.

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 per cent of the players in the CFL.

Random testing is ongoing and is conducted year-round.

MARCUS THIGPEN
 
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The Canadian Football League has announced that Saskatchewan Roughriders running back Marcus Thigpen has been suspended two games for violating the CFL/CFLPA Drug Policy.

The positive sample was collected during a random in-competition test last November.

Statement from Riders General Manager and Head Coach Chris Jones:

We are disappointed in Marcus and that he has tested positive for a banned substance. We have been in conversation with Marcus and the CFL for clarity and accept the leagues decision and corresponding two-game suspension. Our organization fully supports the CFL/CFLPA policy preventing the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 03:46:13 PM »

Yeah....he seemed like he had an extra gear when he returned from the states...Cheatin gets you suspended...How many other substance abusers have the riders got in their line-up...Sad commentary on this dude and Carter
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 03:50:21 PM »

There was another rider earlier in January...


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.

Both Campbell and Riders head coach and general manager Chris Jones issued statements following the announcement.

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.?

Statement from Riders general manager and head coach Chris Jones:

?As an organization, we fully support the CFL and CFLPA policy to prevent the use of performance-enhancing drugs. We are disappointed to learn that a member of our team has committed a violation. We have spoken with Bruce and he has taken ownership of his decision and realizes the impact of this violation.?

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 per cent of the players in the CFL.

Random testing is ongoing and is conducted year-round.
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 03:59:27 PM »

Second Rider to test positive for PED's this offseason.  Something in the water in Regina? 
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 04:13:07 PM »

If ya ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin' hard enough...

Seems to be a theme with Jones...  wonder if they get game cheques for suspended games like the pre-practice roster players, after all, they were just trying to be the best for the team...
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 04:15:28 PM »

If ya ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin' hard enough...

Seems to be a theme with Jones...  wonder if they get game cheques for suspended games like the pre-practice roster players, after all, they were just trying to be the best for the team...

Wouldn't make sense for a suspended player to get game checks. OTOH if it isn't paid it shouldn't count against the SMS? Or does it get paid into some sort of players fund?
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 04:35:12 PM »

Is Sask going to be able to field a team for those first 2 games? Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 04:37:49 PM »

Wouldn't make sense for a suspended player to get game checks. OTOH if it isn't paid it shouldn't count against the SMS? Or does it get paid into some sort of players fund?

It should count against the SMS, then maybe teams wouldn't turn a blind eye to players who are sticking needles in their bum after practice.
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2018, 04:42:52 PM »

On the CFL Insta post Messam is making a fool of himself in the comments:

"Get out this mans business, a lot of things on the banned substance list that have nothing to do with steroids."


Guess he didn't read the full report that clearly listed what he tested positive for...
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2018, 04:43:26 PM »

And in some forums only Rider fans can defend this and laugh thinking this is not a big deal to go along with Carter saying the same thing.
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2018, 04:45:19 PM »

On the CFL Insta post Messam is making a fool of himself in the comments:

"Get out this mans business, a lot of things on the banned substance list that have nothing to do with steroids."


Guess he didn't read the full report that clearly listed what he tested positive for...

Geez Messam...you might wanna delete that. Making himself look like a fool...or maybe he just finished filling a jar and is expecting some bad results. lol
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2018, 04:52:43 PM »

yah - it was kind of odd how the info was released - rush to get it out I guess...I think the first one just said "banned substance" which in fairness could have been a number of things...then followed up with actually naming the substance which from google sounds like an old school steroid.
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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2018, 04:56:50 PM »

Wouldn't make sense for a suspended player to get game checks. OTOH if it isn't paid it shouldn't count against the SMS? Or does it get paid into some sort of players fund?

I was joking, I was suggesting Jones rewards players for cheating Wink

Pretty sure the lost game cheques go into the emergency fund.  The team does have to pay them out, and they go against SMS. 
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