Riders offensive lineman suspended 2 games for violating drug policy

Riders offensive lineman suspended 2 games for violating drug policy

Saskatchewan Roughriders offensive lineman Bruce Campbell has been suspended for two games for violating the league's drug policy.

Campbell tested positive for the banned substance Ibutamoren in a random in-competition test last November.

Ibutamoren, which mimics a growth hormone, is used to improve strength and metabolism.

"I take full responsibility for my actions and ensure you it will not happen again," Campbell said in a news release.

Campbell played 12 games for the Roughriders last season. Campbell is set to become a free agent on Feb.13.

Riders coach and general manager Chris Jones expressed disappointment in the same news release.

"We are disappointed to learn that a member of our team has committed a violation," Jones said.

"We have spoken with Bruce and he has taken ownership of his decision and realizes the impact of this violation."

According to the CFL, 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.