U SPORTS Football Athlete Suspended for the Presence of SARM LGD-4033

(Ottawa, Ontario – January 9, 2020) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) confirmed today that Malcom Lee, a U SPORTS football athlete affiliated with the University of British Columbia, received a sanction of four years for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping control on March 22, 2019, revealed the presence of SARM LGD-4033, a prohibited anabolic agent.

On April 26, 2019, the CCES announced an asserted anti-doping rule violation against Mr. Lee in advance of the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) draft, as is permitted by Rule 14.3.1 of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP).

In response to the CCES’s notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Lee admitted the violation in a timely fashion (in accordance with CADP Rule 10.11.2). Following an agreed schedule of proceedings between both the CCES and athlete, a hearing was held on October 22 and December 16, 2019 to determine the sanction length. Arbitrator Simon Margolis confirmed the violation and imposed a sanction of four years ineligibility from sport, terminating March 21, 2023. During the sanction period, the athlete, who resides in Surrey, BC, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates.

The full decision can be found at www.crdsc-sdrcc.ca.

About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the CADP. Under the CADP rules, the CCES announces publicly every anti-doping rule violation. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to making sport better by 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.

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