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NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2009 – Rashard Lewis of the Orlando Magic has been suspended without pay for ten games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for an elevated testosterone level, it was announced today by the NBA.
Lewis’ suspension will begin with the first game of the 2009-10 NBA regular
season for which he is eligible and physically able to play.
Rashard Lewis Statement:
“First and foremost I take full responsibility for the situation and accept
the corresponding penalty.Toward the end of the season I took an
over-the-counter supplement which at the time I did not realize included a
substance banned by the NBA.
I apologize to Magic fans, my teammates and this organization for not doing
the research that should come with good judgment.
I hope this unintentional mistake will not reflect poorly on our team and
its great character.
I hope every athlete can learn from my mistake that supplements, no matter
how innocent they seem, should only be taken after consulting an expert in the