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Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Jordan Matechuk during the first half of CFL football game in Toronto August 20, 2010. (MIKE CASSESE)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Jordan Matechuk during the first half of CFL football game in Toronto August 20, 2010. (MIKE CASSESE)

Ticat arrested at U.S. border crossing Add to ...

United States Customs and Border Protection announced Tuesday that Hamilton Tiger-Cats long-snapper Jordan Matechuk was arrested at the International Bridge border crossing last month for possession of steroids.

Matechuk, from Yorkton, Sask., was stopped at the border crossing on May 31. According to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, officers seized a total of 543 anabolic steroid pills, 262 millilitres of anabolic steroids in liquid form, 1.25 grams of marijuana, 19 syringes, and 51 replacement needles after an inspection.

Matechuk was arrested and turned over to the Sault Ste Marie Police Department.

"Anabolic steroids are a Schedule III controlled substance," said CBP spokesperson Devin Chamberlain. "It is illegal to be in possession of such without a prescription."

Attempts to contact the Tiger-Cats have not yet been returned.

Matechuk signed with the Ticats on Aug. 29, 2008. He played in all 18 games last season as a long-snapper. The Ticats' website also lists him as a linebacker.



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