A.C. Leonard suspended one extra game for ‘verbal abuse and unacceptable behaviour’ towards doping control officers

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Saskatchewan Roughriders’ defensive lineman A.C. Leonard has been suspended for one additional game due to a verbal abuse and unacceptable behaviour towards the doping control officers.

Leonard was initially suspended for two games  after he failed to provide a sample for drug testing as outlined in the joint CFL and CFLPA drug policy, which results in an automatic two-game suspension.

The suspension was implemented immediately, making Leonard ineligible to play in Week 6 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers or Week 7 against the Toronto Argonauts. The 29-year-old will now also be ineligible to play in Week 8 against the B.C. Lions.

Leonard is in his sixth CFL season and his fourth with the Green and White. He re-joined Saskatchewan for the 2019 season after spending 2018 with the Ottawa Redblacks. He played in 17 games in 2019, collecting 44 defensive tackles, 10 tackles for loss, nine quarterback sacks and three forced fumbles.

The six-year veteran recorded eight tackles, three sacks, and one interception in Saskatchewan’s first four games of the 2021 season.