Curler Ryan Fry ‘taking break’ after disqualification for being drunk at tournament

Olympic gold medalist and former Winnipegger Ryan Fry has confirmed via social media that he is going to take a leave of absence from the Brad Jacobs team after being disqualified and ejected from a World Curling Tour event last weekend in Red Deer for being too drunk to compete.I am committed to taking every step possible to ensure that something like this never happens again, and to make amends to those who have been negatively impacted.Below is my full statement: pic.twitter.com/ttXVv8Wwu9— Ryan Fry (@ryanfry79) November 21, 2018
Organizers said the players were drinking before their game and that Fry later broke three brooms and exhibited unsportsmanlike conduct on the ice.Story continues below

Fry was playing as an alternate on a team that included Jamie Koe of the Northwest Territories, Chris Schille of Red Deer, and Regina’s DJ Kidby. The 40-year-old former two-time Manitoba Junior Men’s champ usually plays with Jacobs and the front end tandem of the Harnden brothers, E.J. and Ryan. That foursome won the Tim Hortons Brier in 2013 and captured the Olympic gold medal at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.READ MORE: Policy review underway after team ejected from Alberta curling classicA Curling Canada spokesperson says the national body will not be involved as the incident did not take place at one of its sanctioned events. And the World Curling Tour has yet to make any kind of a decision on possible disciplinary action against Fry, Koe, Schille, or Kidby.With a file from CPGet daily local headlines and alerts