HAMILTON TIGER-CAT MIKE JONES SUSPENDED FOR VIOLATING CFL/CFLPA DRUG POLICY

Jones is suspended two games effective immediately

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 — TORONTO (September 19, 2017) – Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Mike Jones has been suspended for two games effective immediately after testing positive for a banned substance (Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone metabolite), under the drug policy of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA).

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.

Under the policy, a suspended player cannot participate in games. It is up to the Club to determine whether that player can participate in other team activities, such as practices and meetings.

All players will be subject to mandatory drug testing once testing positive and will participate in an assessment and clinical evaluation to determine if they need additional counselling.

The policy mandates a total number of random tests equal to 100% of the players in the CFL.

Random testing is ongoing and is conducted year round.

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