NLL responds to Lewis Ratcliff ruling

The National Lacrosse League has issued the following statement regarding an announcement made today by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES). “The NLL’s policy on performance enhancing drug use is governed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Professional Lacrosse Players Association. Any testing conducted by any other entity is outside the scope of the CBA and is not an NLL matter.” The statement was issued in regard to the CCES ruling that banned Lewis Ratcliff 2 years for positive tests of banned substances at last year’s Mann Cup. Ratcliff plays summer lacrosse for the Langley Thunder of the Western Lacrosse Association. In the NLL, Ratcliff plays for the Washington Stealth. You can read the NLL’s entire statement here, along with the policy explaining the league’s stance.

Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at bob.chavez@nllinsider.com or go to RochesterSports.com.

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