19th March 2018

U Sports Football Athlete Suspended for Presence of Cannabis

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Kaleb Scott, a U SPORTS football athlete affiliated with Saint Mary’s University, received a two-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on September 23, 2017, revealed the presence of cannabis.

The presence of cannabis, classified as a “specified substance” on the Prohibited List, is considered an adverse analytical finding when the urinary concentration exceeds 150 ng/mL. Under the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), an athlete facing a first violation involving a “specified substance” can seek to have the sanction reduced. Based on CCES’ assessment of the athlete’s degree of fault, the CCES proposed a two-month period of ineligibility.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Scott waived his right to a hearing and accepted a sanction of two months ineligibility from sport, which terminated February 28, 2018. During that time, the athlete, who resides in Halifax, NS, was ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates. In compliance with rule 7.10 of the CADP, a copy of the CCES’ file outcome summary can be found at www.cces.ca/sanctionreg.

• This media release was published by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport on 19 March 2018. Click here for the original.

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