A prospect has tested positive for a banned substance under the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program at the Montreal Regional Combine

TORONTO (May 6, 2016) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) confirmed that it has asserted an anti-doping rule violation against a Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) football athlete that has tested positive for the presence of a banned substance.

The athlete’s urine samples were collected during out-of-competition doping control on March 9, 2016, at the Canadian Football League (CFL) Regional Combine in Montreal, Quebec.

Bishop's University defensive back, Jonathan Fortin who is eligible for this year’s CFL Draft, returned an adverse analytical finding. Under the new CFL anti-doping procedure, Players hoping to enter the CFL are subject to these new rules.

As a result of the new rules, an individual who incurs an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) or who tests positive for a substance banned under the CFL drug policy in the year of his CFL Draft, or the immediate year prior to his CFL Draft, will have his Draft year deferred for one year.

Fortin will have his draft year deferred for one year, making him ineligible for the 2016 CFL Draft.

Should Fortin choose to pursue this adverse analytical finding successfully through any appeals process, he will be eligible for the 2016 CFL Supplemental Draft, which would take place no later than 60 days from the 2016 CFL Draft.

The CCES tested 80 athletes who were subject to the CADP at the CFL Combine and Regional Combines earlier this spring. This was the lone violation asserted by the CCES. 

Paulo Senra

Director, Communications, Canadian Football League

Olivier Poulin

Director, Communications and Public Affairs, Canadian Football League

Get updates in your mailbox

By clicking "Subscribe" I confirm I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy.

About the Canadian Football League

Built on a foundation of more than 110 years of football tradition and history, the Canadian Football League features nine teams, millions of fans and a commitment to service to the community, as well as, elite sport. To stay up to date with CFL news, visit


50 Wellington Street East - 3rd Floor Toronto, ON M5E 1C8, CANADA

(416) 322-9650