A Stampeder suspended for doping

Stampeder suspended for doping


Calgary Stampeders wide receiver Richie Sindani was suspended for two games for doping by the Canadian Football League (CFL) on Friday.

The league has indicated that tests had detected the presence of two prohibited substances in his system, namely methandrostenolone and stanozolol. Both are anabolic steroids.

This is the first time the 27-year-old Canadian athlete has been caught red-handed. If he does it again, he will face a nine-game suspension. Under CFL policy, a third offense leads to a year in purgatory and a lifetime suspension is imposed after a fourth violation.

Sindani will therefore miss the Stampeders' first two regular season games in 2023 However, he may be involved in other club activities, such as training camp, pre-games, practices and team meetings.

The Regina, Sask., native is due to play his fifth season in the CFL this year. In 2022, he caught 26 of 37 passes his way for 88 yards and a touchdown.