The Philadelphia 76ers are in the midst of one of the worst seasons in NBA history – and shockingly – it somehow has become even worse, though this has nothing to do with their on-court performance.
According to the NBA’s Public Relations Twitter account, Sixers forward Arnett Moultrie has been suspended five games for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy.
76ers Arnett Moultrie has been suspended without pay for 5 games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.
What exactly Moultrie is accused of taking is unknown, though Kurt Helin reports it’s marijuana related:
Sixers' Arnett Moultrie has been suspended 5 games for violating league's drug policy. Five games is the marijuana penalty.
— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) March 31, 2014
The 27th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft had somewhat recently been reassigned to Delaware of the NBDL so his five-game suspension will cover both the NBA and D-League.
The NBA is known to be somewhat of a haven for recreational marijuana use, though, few players ever actually test positive for the substance.
That said, you may recall New York Knicks swingman and 2012-13 Sixth Man of the Year award winner J.R. Smith was suspended for marijuana use.
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