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UBC defensive back suspended for two months over doping test

Associated Press

1/21/2013 2:52:00 PM

OTTAWA - A University of British Columbia football player has been suspended for two months after traces of cannabis were found in his urine sample.

Kofi Kuma-Mintah, a defensive back with the Thunderbirds, has been banned from participating in any capacity, including training, says the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.

His suspension will end Feb. 12.

The sample was collected during in-competition doping control after the Thunderbirds defeated the Regina Rams 24-17 in Vancouver on Oct. 13.

The ethics centre says Kuma-Mintah waived his right to a hearing, acknowledged the anti-doping rule violation and accepted the two-month sanction.