Two Laval football players banned

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:57 PM ET

Two players from the Laval University football program have failed doping tests.

Both have been suspended for two years.

Linebacker Michael Abraham tested positive 19-norandrosterone on Feb. 7, while offensive lineman Steve Vachon tested positive for metandienone on March 6 at the Rouge et Or's camp in Orlando, Fla., according to the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.

Both players waived their right to a hearing and received two-year Canadian Interuniversity Sport suspensions.

"I am discouraged and very unhappy that my football career ends this way," said Vachon, who blamed his test result on an inadvertent consumption of dietary supplements. "I sincerely regret having involved the organization of Laval and Laval University in this sad episode in my life."

Laval's Rouge et Or defeated the Calgary Dinos 29-2 to win the Vanier Cup last November. Since then, the CCES has conducted 285 tests among football players of the university network and under 1% have tested positive. This was the first time tests have been conducted during the off-season.


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