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Ex-Trojan Mayo Suspended For 10 Games For Positive Test

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/CBS) – The NBA has suspended guard former USC guard O.J. Mayo 10 games without pay for violating the league and union’s anti-drug program with a positive test.

The league announced the suspension Thursday for Mayo’s positive test for dedehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Mayo’s suspension will start Friday night when the Grizzlies visit Philadelphia.

Mayo said in a statement released by the team that he is extremely disappointed he will miss 10 games as the Grizzlies are making a push for the playoffs. He blames an over-the-counter supplement for containing a substance banned by the NBA and calls
it an “honest mistake.”

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