Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hedo Turkoglu Suspended 20 Games For PED Violation


Hedo Turkoglu has been suspended 20 games for violating the NBA's drug policy. Turkoglu was shown to have methenolone in his system, which is a type of anabolic steroid. - RealGM

via Brian Windhorst/ESPN


"While I was back home in Turkey this past summer, I was given a medication by my trainer to help recover more quickly from a shoulder injury,” Turkoglu said in the statement. “I didn't know that this was a banned substance and didn't check before taking it."
"I take full responsibility for anything that goes into my body. This was a complete error in judgment on my part and I apologize to the Orlando Magic organization, the league, my teammates, and the Magic fans. I know I have let down a lot of people and I am truly sorry for my mistake."
Hennigan said: "Hedo unknowingly took a banned substance. There are more than 125 banned substances on the NBA List, and we spend a lot of time educating our players on the contents of that list and will certainly continue to do so moving forward. We believe this was an honest mistake."
via orlandosentinel

Well the good news with this bad news is that our good friend Tas Melas can now get some discounted Turkoglu jerseys!

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