vice Ryan Fry delivers a stone
throughout their males’s curling gold medal sport in opposition to Britain on the 2014 Sochi Olympics within the Ice Dice Curling Middle in Sochi February 21, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
(Reuters) – Canadian Ryan Fry stated on Wednesday he takes a go away of absence from the group he gained a gold medal with on the 2014 Sochi Olympics after not too long ago being kicked out of a contest for alcohol-fuelled dangerous conduct.
Fry’s announcement comes three days after he and group mates Jamie Koe, Chris Schille and DJ Kidby had been ejected from a World Curling Tour occasion in Alberta after organizers stated they had been ingesting earlier than their sport, broke brooms and exhibited unsportsmanlike conduct on the ice.
“As a consequence of latest occasions, I’ve determined to take a go away from Workforce Jacobs,” Fry, who usually performs with Brad Jacobs, E.J. Harnden and Ryan Harnden, stated in a press release posted on Twitter.
“As exhausting as that is, I must focus my full vitality on my progress and self-improvement as this goes past final weekend’s occasions.
“I want the group nothing however success whereas they compete in my absence. There isn’t a confirmed time for my return, however I’m extraordinarily dedicated to doing the whole lot doable to rebound.”
The veteran roller, who was serving as a spare with Koe’s rink on the Alberta occasion, already apologized for his actions and added that he’s dedicated to taking steps to make sure the same incident by no means occurs once more.
Earlier this week, Jacobs issued a press release on behalf of his rink after information of Fry’s incident surfaced and stated he had referred to as the supervisor of the membership the place the incident occurred to search out out precisely what had occurred.
“We don’t in any means assist the conduct that was displayed on and off the ice, it’s completely unacceptable,” the assertion learn. “This has been shared with Ryan and we’re dealing with it internally as a group.”
Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Modifying by Toby Davis