Team Jacobs alternate curler, Matt Dumontelle (pictured, far right), has been suspended after testing positive for steroid use, media outlets are reporting today.
He tested positive for methandienone, a banned anabolic steroid, following the Men's World Curling Championships, during which the Jacobs rink took home silver.
Dumontelle was picked up by the team as an alternate after capturing the 2013 Northern Ontario Championship title.
Because he never actually played during the Men's World Curling Championships, his suspension does not affect Team Jacobs' silver medal.
Dumontelle is ineligible to participate in any sport affiliated with the Canadian Anti-Doping Program until May 6, 2015.
“I was taking a workout supplement that I believed was safe; clearly, it was not and I regret that decision,” said Dumontelle in a statement. “I had no intentions of trying to ‘beat the system.’ I was made aware by our Canadian Curling Association High Performance staff of my responsibilities to respect and follow the rules as set down by the World Anti-Doping Agency. At the end of the day I accept that it was, and is, my responsibility to make sure that I am playing by those rules.”
Dumontelle has reportedly waived his right to appeal the suspension.