NBA player gets 2-year drug ban

After being dismissed and disqualified from the league for his latest violation, Mayo cannot apply for reinstatement for two years, so his actual punishment could last longer if such a bid is rejected.

O.J. Mayo said that he had no idea about the steroids as it was given to him in a supplement.   -  AP

National Basketball Association (NBA) player O.J. Mayo has received a two-year ban for violating the anti-doping programme.The NBA on Friday did not disclose details of the ban for the 28-year-old American, reports Xinhua. It was the second time that Mayo had a doping violation after he was suspended for 10 games in 2011, testing positive for steroids he said were taken unknowingly in a supplement.

After being dismissed and disqualified from the league for his latest violation, Mayo cannot apply for reinstatement for two years, so his actual punishment could last longer if such a bid is rejected. Mayo played for the Memphis Grizzlies from 2008-2012, spent the 2012-2013 campaign with Dallas and played for Milwaukee from 2013 to 2016.



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