Canadian DB Malcolm Lee decides to test sample B; stays eligible for 2019 CFL draft

Canadian defensive back Malcolm Lee decided to have his sample B from a drug test tried which means he’s eligible to be selected in the 2019 CFL draft.

After the University of British Columbia season ended, Lee began his training regimen for the CFL combine and pro day. According to sources, Lee took an over the counter product that was touted to improve supplement absorption and assumed that over the counter supplements did not have any illegal substances. The over the counter absorption supplement contained a propriety blend with a growth factor and subsequently Lee tested positive for SARM LGD 4033, an anabolic agent. That would have pushed Lee to the 2020 talent grab.

From the league:

  • An individual who incurs an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) or who tests positive for a substance banned under the CFL drug policy in the year of his CFL Draft, or the immediate year prior to his CFL Draft, will have his Draft year deferred for one year.

But because Lee wants his sample B tested the timing with the CFL draft on Thursday, May 2 makes him re-eligible to be selected.

  • An individual who, having gone through the CFL Draft, whether drafted or undrafted, subsequently incurs an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the CADP or who tests positive for a substance banned under the CFL drug policy, would be ineligible to sign a contract with a CFL team for one (1) calendar year after the individual tests positive or incurs an anti-doping rule violation as referenced above.

If the results come back positive for a banned substance on May 20, Lee will be suspended that day for 365 days.

Following a stellar performance at the CFL combine, Lee was the top ranked defensive back prospect on some teams draft boards.




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