Canadian curler Ryan Fry to take indefinite leave after conduct at World Curling Tour event

Ryan Fry says he will be taking an indefinite leave from Team Brad Jacobs.

The veteran curler made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter, saying he needs to focus on growth and self-improvement.

His statement came four days after Fry and teammates Jamie Koe, Chris Schille and DJ Kidby were disqualified from the Red Deer Curling Classic.

Organizers said the players were drinking before their game and that Fry later broke three brooms and exhibited unsportsmanlike conduct on the ice.

Fry was playing as a substitute at the World Curling Tour event.

He normally plays on a team with Jacobs, E.J. Harnden and Ryan Harnden. They won the Tim Hortons Brier in 2013 and won Olympic gold in 2014.