Skip to content

Olympic curling champ to take leave after Red Deer incident

Ryan Fry will miss at least the next two events as a member of Team Jacobs as he takes a leave from the team
0
2016-12-10 20161210 Boost National Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling Semi-Final KA 3370
Ryan Fry of Team Jacobs calls to sweepers during their semi-final match against Team Gushue in the 2016 Boost National Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling held Dec. 10, 2016 at the Essar Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Kenneth Armstrong/SooToday

SAULT STE. MARIE - Team Brad Jacobs will have a new member for the time being.

The Sochi Olympics gold-medal winners announced via social media on Wednesday afternoon that Ryan Fry is taking a leave from the team following events over the weekend in Red Deer that saw the Team Jacobs third kicked out of a World Curling Tour event where he was competing on a team with Jamie Koe.

In a statement posted by Fry to his Twitter account and reposted to the Team Jacobs Facebook page, Fry said in part, “Due to recent events, I have decided to take a leave from Team Jacobs. As hard as this is, I need to focus my full energy on my growth and self-improvement as this goes beyond last weekend’s events.”The Jacobs rink said in a post that, “we believe how Ryan is handling everything is a true reflection of his character.”

The manager of the venue where Fry was competing at the Red Deer Curling Classic called Fry's behaviour 'unacceptable', describing a drunken scene that included broken brooms, inappropriate language and minor damage to a locker room.

Team Jacobs said Fry will not be with the team for “at least” the next two events, but has not yet confirmed who will take his place.




Comments


Brad Coccimiglio

About the Author: Brad Coccimiglio

A graduate of Loyalist College’s Sports Journalism program, Brad Coccimiglio’s work has appeared in The Hockey News as well as online at FoxSports.com in addition to regular freelance work with SooToday before joining the team full time.
Read more