Bombers Canadian OL Qadr Spooner suspended for failed drug test

The CFL has suspended Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canadian offensive lineman Qadr Spooner for two games after he tested positive for the banned substance methasterone.

Spooner has yet to appear in a game for Winnipeg. The six-foot-four, 305-point native of Brossard, Que., was taken 15th overall by the Bombers in the 2017 CFL draft.

“The Winnipeg Blue Bombers fully support the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, and trust Qadr will be more conscious of his decisions moving forward,” Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters said in a statement.

Under the CFL and CFL Players’ Association’s joint drug policy, 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 and a lifetime ban for a fourth.

A suspended player cannot participate in regular- or post-season games, but can be involved in other team activities at the club’s discretion.

-CP




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