This is shocking! O.J. Mayo of the Milwaukee Bucks has been banned from playing professional basketball for 2-years after violating their very strict anti-drug program. It’s unknown as of yet what drug he is accused of taking, but the NBA has already made their intentions clear. Click for more details!
Oh no! O.J. Mayo, 28, the Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard has been banned from playing in the NBA for two-years for reportedly violating their anti-drug program. As of yet, it’s unclear what O.J. has been allegedly using, however the league has issued a statement insisting O.J. is “eligible for reinstatement in two years.”
The NBA Draft 2008 first round pick has already served a 10-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs in 2011. But it’s the last thing O.J. needs as he is a free agent this summer and is looking for a contract extension from the Bucks, or indeed a new team.
It’s a shocking fall from grace for O.J., who at one point during his USC was considered one of the best college players in the country in 2008. He was third pick for Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2008 NBA Draft, who traded him to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for three players and Kevin Love.
He played four seasons with the Grizzlies until 2011, when he tested positive for a banned steroid and was slapped with 10-game suspension. He then signed with the Dallas Mavericks in 2012, before moving onto the Bucks in 2013. Last season his progress was blighted with injuries. Back in March he fractured his ankle and was ruled out for the rest of the season. Earlier in the year he suffered with recurring hamstring problems.
We hope that O.J. learns from his mistakes and comes back stronger and fitter. He must be incredibly worried for his career right now.
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