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'My actions were truly disrespectful', Ryan Fry tells CBC after being tossed from bonspiel

Team Brad Jacobs third booted from bonspiel in Red Deer after incident described as 'gong show' by curling centre manager
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Sault Ste. Marie's Ryan Fry releases a shot in this Feb. 2017 file photo at the 2017 Travelers Men's Provincials at the Fort William Curling Club. Leith Dunick/tbnewswatch.com

2:38 p.m. update:

Team Brad Jacobs has issued a statement regarding the Red Deer incident

11:51 a.m. original story:

A member of Sault Ste. Marie's gold-medal-winning rink was tossed from a World Curling Tour event in Red Deer, Alta. over the weekend, for' unsportsmanlike behaviour'.

Ryan Fry, who ordinarily plays third for Team Brad Jacobs, was playing in the Red Deer Curling Classic with a rink skipped by Jamie Koe. The facility manager told CBC the decision to disqualify the team was made due to "unacceptable behaviour", including members taking to the ice in an "extremely drunk" state.

Wade Thurber, manager of the Red Deer Curling Centre, described the situation as a 'gong show'.

A tweet from the World Curling Tour says Koe's team was "ejected for unsportsmanlike behaviour."

Fry told CBC in a statement: "I came to the event to play and enjoy the sport. My actions were truly disrespectful and embarrassing — the committee was right to disqualify us from play."

Koe's team was disqualified from the tournament and barred from playing in future Red Deer Curling Classic events, according to a red sign posted at the event.

Koe has since released a statement, apologizing for Saturday's 'lapse of judgement'.




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