(The Wrap-Up Magazine) This could be chrushing, but the +Milwaukee Bucks guard +OJ Mayo became the first player in a decade to be dismissed and disqualified. On Friday [July 1] when it was announced that he has violated the NBA's anti-drug policy. Under the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program, Mayo will forfeit a mandatory two-year suspension from play, and must then apply for reinstatement.
Due to rights to privacy the league would not specify what substance caused Mayo to fail drug testing, but the league's collective bargaining agreement lists amphetamines and its analogs, cocaine, LSD, opiates (heroin, codeine and morphine), and PCP as susceptible to violation. The ban was last violated in 2006, when Memphis Grizzlies power forward, Chris Andersen, was dismissed until his reinstatement in 2008.
The former third overall pick averaged 7.8 points and 2.9 assists last season, and has totaled a percentage of 13.8 in points over the three year span of his career. He will be 30-years-old when he is granted eligibility for a 2019-20 season return.