Greeget.com. NBA Punishes Tyreke Evans Due to Doping Case. The NBA is well known for its anti-doping rules. They again punished the players who violated the rules.
The NBA dismissed and disqualified the Indiana Pacers, Tyreke Evans, on Friday 17 May 2019 local time.
Evans reportedly violated the rules of the NBA and NBPA anti-doping program. However, the league, including player and club associations, does not mention its violations.
They are indeed prohibited from disclosing this matter to the public, except for the matter of suspension.
As a result of that action, Evans could not play in the NBA for two years. He could only return after that. That too must be with NBA approval.
According to the NBA guidelines, a player can indeed be dismissed and disqualified if tested positive for using drugs. A player can also be found guilty or plead guilty to the use, possession or distribution of illegal drugs.
Meanwhile, the Pacers – as the club sheltered them – already knew Evans’s problem. General Manager Kevin Pritchard declined to comment further. However, they will continue to support their players, also offer assistance if needed.
Pacers looked serious about the problem.
Evans, 29, plays with the Pacers in 2018-2019. He scored 10.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists with playing minutes of 20.3 minutes per match. He will only be a free player this season, but the doping problem seems to have claimed his career.
Before this, there were some players who experienced the same thing. O.J. Mayo (2016) and Chris Andersen (2017) were dismissed and disqualified for violating anti-doping rules.
After two years, Mayo apparently did not return to the NBA. He later played in Chinese Taipei. Meanwhile, Andersen has not yet passed his sentence. He also jumped into the 3×3 competition with the Power club in BIG3.