O.J. Mayo Dismissed From NBA

The NBA has dismissed and disqualified O.J. Mayo from the league for violating the terms of its anti-drug program, Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated reports (via Twitter). The shooting guard will be eligible to apply for reinstatement in two years, Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today tweets. It’s unclear exactly what drugs Mayo allegedly had in his system to prompt such a response from the league, though early indications are that it was a “drug of abuse,” and not PEDs or marijuana.

The timing could not have been worse for Mayo, who is an unrestricted free agent, given the magnitude of the contracts reportedly agreed upon thus far. But financial concerns aside, one hopes that this will act as a wake-up call for the player and he will be able to get his life and career back on track. It’s unclear if the NBPA with file an appeal on his behalf at this time. The guard previously tested positive back in 2011 for dehydroepiandrosterone, an over-the-counter steroid precursor, Ken Berger of CBSSports notes (on Twitter).

Mayo, 28, appeared in 41 games for Milwaukee this season and averaged 7.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 26.6 minutes per outing. His shooting line was .371/.321/.775.

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18 thoughts on “O.J. Mayo Dismissed From NBA

    • bigjonliljon

      Exactly. In today’s PC world, every article that has this type of content contains the obligatory “hopes that he gets his life back on track” or the “the game is not important, hopes that he gets his life in order is more important” crap is getting old. He’s a big boy and made his own choices. Choices have consequences. I have zero sympathy for him or others in similar positions.

      • Jbeare

        Yea but it’s true and person with a heart hopes that he can get his life back together, and knows that it is ONLY a game

  1. Chris815

    Wow what dumb ass. I had idea that wizards could have sign him to back up beal.

    • Ya Boy

      Why?? He was garbage when he played. Malcolm Brogdon is going to come in as a rookie and do better than he will. Plus sadly we are still going to have MCW on the team so with them two plus a $10+ mil a year player in John Henson and Thon, he doesn’t have a spot!

  2. Z.....

    Rough year and a half for him. Thought he had figured some things out. Had he continued it into this year, he would have made bank. Real shame

  3. Ravens_Last_Place

    Well if the NBA is out of the question, he probably has a bright career path ahead of him. Maybe something like a doctor, lawyer, or successful businessman. Or maybe just a stupid bum. He’s currently not leaning one way or another. lol

  4. TJECK109

    If this was the NFL it would be reduced to him missing end first half of the opener

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