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OJ Mayo dismissed and disqualified from NBA

OJ Mayo

Former NBA No. 3 overall draft pick OJ Mayo has been dismissed and disqualified from the league for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program, the league announced Friday afternoon. Mayo can apply for reinstatement in two years, but that is no guarantee that he will be reinstated.

Under league rules, nobody associated with either the NBA or the Players Association can publicly disclose information regarding the violation other than a suspension or league dismissal, so it is unknown what exactly Mayo did. However, the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement the list of “drugs of abuse” that are prohibited are: amphetamines, cocaine, LSD, opiates and PCP.

The penalties for testing positive for drugs of abuse will be dismissed from the league for a mandatory two years and may not have the penalty reduced by the team or NBA.

Mayo is 28 years old and just became a free agent after this contract with the Milwaukee Bucks finished.

The last NBA player to be dismissed and disqualified was forward Chris Anderson in 2006. He was reinstated in 2008 and signed with the Denver Nuggets in March of that year.

Mayo started out as a high-scoring wing, but quickly saw diminished roles year after year. This past year he missed much of the season with a right ankle fracture, but was averaging 7.8 points in 26.6 minutes per game in 24 games.

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