RECENTLY RETIRED CALGARY STAMPEDER DAN FEDERKEIL SUSPENDED FOR VIOLATING CFL/CFLPA DRUG POLICY

RECENTLY RETIRED CALGARY STAMPEDER DAN FEDERKEIL SUSPENDED FOR VIOLATING CFL/CFLPA DRUG POLICY

Two-game suspension would be served if he returns to play

TORONTO (April 6, 2018) –  Former Calgary Stampeders offensive lineman Dan Federkeil faces a two-game suspension after testing positive for a banned substance (Testosterone) under the drug policy of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA).

Players who test positive 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. Federkeil recently retired from the CFL. Should he decide to come out of retirement, he would be required to serve the two-game suspension.

Federkeil's test was administered during the offseason.

Under the policy, a suspended player cannot participate in regular season or post-season games. It is up to the Club to determine whether that player can participate in other team activities, such as mini camp, training camp, practices, pre-season games and meetings.

All players who test positive are subject to mandatory drug testing and must participate in an assessment and clinical evaluation to determine if they need additional counselling.

Otherwise, testing is random, ongoing and year-round. The policy mandates a total number of random tests equal to 100% of the players in the CFL.

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Lucas Barrett Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League
Lucas Barrett Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League
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