CIS steroid testing results delayed
Those waiting to see if steroid abuse is widespread among Canadian university football players are going to have to wait a little longer.
The people who run Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) say the results of unprecedented drug testing at some universities won’t be announced this weekend.
The results were originally expected May 1, but the CIS says it’s taken longer than expected to analyze the results.
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The University of Waterloo and the CIS took the unusual step of working with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport to test all 65 players on the Waterloo Warriors football team.
A handful of players on four university teams near Waterloo were also tested. It’s believed the schools included Laurier (Waterloo), McMaster (Hamilton), Guelph and Western (London), all in Ontario.
This follows a police investigation into the trafficking of steroids and human growth hormone at the University of Waterloo.
One of the people charged is Nathan Zettler. The 23-year-old was a senior on the Warriors football team.
According to the police report, several robberies were being investigated in the Waterloo area in March. Police searched a couple of homes and in one seized several thousand pills, vials and capsules including anabolic steroids and growth hormone.
Police charged another Warrior player, 24-year-old Mathew Valeriote, with break and enter and possession of stolen property.
Eric Legare faces similar charges as well as charges of obstructing police. He is a former Waterloo player.
None of these charges has been proven in court.