Bombers offensive lineman Qadr Spooner given two-game doping ban by CFL

TORONTO — The CFL has suspended Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman Qadr Spooner for two games after he tested positive for the banned substance methasterone.

Spooner has yet to appear in a game for Winnipeg. The six-foot-four, 305-point native of Brossard, Que., was taken 15th overall by the Bombers in the 2017 CFL draft.

“The Winnipeg Blue Bombers fully support the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, and trust Qadr will be more conscious of his decisions moving forward,” Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters said in a statement.

Under the CFL and CFL Players’ Association’s joint drug policy, 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 and a lifetime ban for a fourth.

A suspended player cannot participate in regular season or post-season games, but can be involved in other team activities at the club’s discretion.

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