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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 »

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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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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2018, 11:37:11 AM »

The good news is that Thigpen will now have to undergo regular testing, therefore, he will have to quit the juice. That should lead to a drop off in his play and his durability.
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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2018, 11:47:51 AM »

The good news is that Thigpen will now have to undergo regular testing, therefore, he will have to quit the juice. That should lead to a drop off in his play and his durability.

and it will help him in the long run...that stuff looks like it can do some nasty damage to the body...of course we have no idea how long and often he was using the stuff.
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2018, 12:20:58 PM »

and it will help him in the long run...that stuff looks like it can do some nasty damage to the body...of course we have no idea how long and often he was using the stuff.

It was developed by the Soviet era East Germans and was their preferred steroid because it gave athletes some pretty remarkable improvements quickly, and showed little of the nasty side effects of other steroids of the time. It is now a black market lab designer steroid that is not used by body builders because it is more for building lean muscle. It is the preferred steroid for those looking to improve their speed, with a safer than most steroid effect, and very hard to detect in urine testing. It does not add big mass to the body like most steroids according to the articles I have read, but East German sprinters saw some huge improvements after using it. A cycle of this steroid is apparently quite costly and pretty hard to get your hands on.

I think it's safe to assume that Thigpen may not be as quick as he was last year.
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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2018, 05:09:53 PM »

Should be more then 2 games.
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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2018, 05:23:29 PM »

yeah for the performance enhancing drugs should be a 6 game suspension...first offence...10 second...3rd year ban
Party drugs...2 is fine to start

So if another Rider gets stung...are we gonna hear conspiracy cries coming from that idiotic fan base...saying the league is only testing riders?? or something to that affect...
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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2018, 05:27:53 PM »

That Chris Jones runs a pretty tight ship.
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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2018, 09:58:41 PM »

Thigpen has been fast since he came into this league in Hamilton.....do you mean he's been using all this time??
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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2018, 07:20:23 AM »

Roiderville?
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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2018, 10:57:56 AM »

Thigpen has been fast since he came into this league in Hamilton.....do you mean he's been using all this time??

Probably not. However, he is now on the wrong side of 30 and had some bad injury trouble in the NFL.
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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2018, 11:11:37 AM »

Thigpen has been fast since he came into this league in Hamilton.....do you mean he's been using all this time??
When athlete start to get older, sometimes they need an extra "boost" to help them keep up with the younger guys. 
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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2018, 06:21:59 PM »

When athlete start to get older, sometimes they need an extra "boost" to help them keep up with the younger guys. 

Or when they've been sitting on the couch at home, not involved in any sort of professional sport and are magically able to play for Riders almost immediately.

Very good article, shockingly from a man who covers the Riders insinuating that two Riders on the same drug helped the Riders to within a sniff of the Grey Cup seems fishy.

He also flat out mocks the use of the *cough *cough "injured" list to stash players at full salary.

Refreshing!!



3downnation.com/2018/03/14/davis-cfl-teams-should-pay-salaries-of-drug-suspended-players/
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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2018, 06:25:49 PM »

Or when they've been sitting on the couch at home, not involved in any sort of professional sport and are magically able to play for Riders almost immediately.

Very good article, shockingly from a man who covers the Riders insinuating that two Riders on the same drug helped the Riders to within a sniff of the Grey Cup seems fishy.

He also flat out mocks the use of the *cough *cough "injured" list to stash players at full salary.

Refreshing!!



3downnation.com/2018/03/14/davis-cfl-teams-should-pay-salaries-of-drug-suspended-players/
Different drugs and one Campbell took was not a steroid, but was a PED. 
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