The NBA announced today that O.J. Mayo of the Memphis Grizzlies has been suspended without pay for 10 games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.
His violation of the program involved a positive test for dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Mayo’s suspension will begin with tomorrow night’s game between the Grizzlies and the Philadelphia 76ers.
“I’m extremely disappointed that I’m going to miss the next 10 games, particularly as our team is making a push for the playoffs," said Mayo in a statement. "I had no idea that the over-the-counter supplement that I took was a substance banned by the NBA. It was an honest mistake, but I take full responsibility for my actions. I apologize to my fans, teammates and the Grizzlies organization for regrettably not doing the necessary research about what supplements I can put in my body.”