OJ Mayo Banned From The NBA For Two Years


Veteran Shooting Guard and free agent, OJ Mayo has been banned from the NBA for violating the Anti-Drug Program.  Mayo who last played for the Milwaukee Bucks this past season, is 28 years old and will be able to come back to the league in the two years.  While there are no statements on what drugs Mayo was banned for, these are the drugs that’s included on the list:

  • Amphetamine and its analogs (including, but not limited to, methamphetamine and MDMA)
  • Cocaine
  • LSD
  • Opiates (Heroin, Codeine, Morphine)
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)

Here is a full release statement by the NBA:

“The NBA announced today that free agent O.J. Mayo has been dismissed and disqualified from the league for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.

Under the Anti-Drug Program, Mayo is eligible to apply for reinstatement in two years.

The NBA, NBA teams, and the Players Association are prohibited from publicly disclosing information regarding the testing or treatment of any NBA player under the Anti-Drug Program, other than to announce a player’s suspension or dismissal from the league.”

Mayo will be eligible for a return at the start of the 2019-2020 season.

About Aaron Davis

Aaron is a staff writer and the Co-Founder of NBALEAD. He has been following the NBA for over 15 years. Graduated from Purdue University.

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