Matechuk apologizes amid steroids case
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
DETROIT (AP) -- Canadian football player Jordan Matechuk says he's sorry for the "extreme stress" felt by those closest to him following his steroid-related arrest in May at the U.S. border in northern Michigan.
Matechuk has broken his silence on the matter, telling The Associated Press on Wednesday that he's eager to resolve the case. He pleaded guilty earlier this month in Sault Ste. Marie to possession of steroids and marijuana, but he still faces sentencing.
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.
He says he can't discuss specifics of his case right now, but he says "there is another side to the story."