Matechuk pleads guilty in steroids case
Monday, July 18, 2011
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) -- Canadian football player Jordan Matechuk has pleaded guilty to possession of steroids and marijuana following his May 31 arrest at the U.S.-Canada border.
The steroid count is a felony with a maximum sentence of two years, and the marijuana count is a misdemeanor with a one-year maximum. Prosecutor Brian Peppler says he's not sure when Matechuk will be sentenced, but as far as he's concerned, the case is now closed.
Matechuk was a long snapper for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. They released him in early June, after U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced his arrest at the International Bridge border crossing.
CBP said Matechuk told an officer he was traveling to Hamilton from Alberta.
A message for Matechuk's attorney was not returned.