An absolute stunner from the NBA.
On Friday, it was announced that guard Tyreke Evans has been dismissed and disqualified from the league for violating the terms of the NBA/National Basketball Players Association anti-drug program.
This came at the worst time for Evans as he was set to become a free agent this offseason and he was coming off a season where he averaged 10.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in 20.3 minutes per contest.
The Indiana organization released a statement:
Among players who have been banned under the policy, the most recent are O.J. Mayo and Chris Andersen. The other players include Roy Tarpley, Richard Dumas, Micheal Ray Richardson, Lewis Lloyd, Duane Washington and Stanley Roberts. many of those names have since reinstated.
Evans has played 10 seasons in the NBA and was Rookie of the Year in 2010.