Guelph football athlete suspended for doping violation

Guelph football athlete suspended for doping violation
(Ottawa, Ontario – December 19, 2013) - The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) football athlete Mackenzie Morrison has received a two-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping control on September 24, 2013, revealed the presence of tamoxifen (an estrogen receptor modulator).   
 
Mr. Morrison was a Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) football athlete from the University of Guelph at the time of the out-of-competition testing.
 
In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Morrison waived his right to a hearing, acknowledged the anti-doping rule violation, and accepted a two-year sanction ending December 5, 2015. The athlete, who resides in Acton, Ontario, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), including training with teammates.

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

“We are disappointed by this situation,” said University of Guelph Director of Athletics Tom Kendall. “We support the Canadian Anti-Doping Program and we will remain vigilant in our efforts to prevent this from happening again.”
 
The University of Guelph department of athletics holds zero tolerance for drug use in sport and diligently educates its student-athletes in anti-doping education through an CCES on-line course, it’s varsity handbook and training sessions with athletic therapists.
 
For more information, please contact Director of Athletics Tom Kendall for comment at 519-824-4120 Ext. 56593.

Source: CCES
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