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JR Smith Suspended For Marijuana Use

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JR Smith has been suspended five games for violating the NBA Anti-Drug program, Smith failed a random test and it was confirmed that it was due to his marijuana use. Smith has been doing a lot of crazy shit these past 6 months! During the Playoffs he chose to party and pop bottles in clubs  and he was bashed for that because his team had a disappointing second round exit. Than he showed up to a Knicks event with his hair died blonde, drove a huge army truck in Manhattan, he took shots at Paul Pierce and the Brooklyn Nets and even guaranteed a New York Knicks championship.

Smith came off a career year in which he averaged 18 ppg and won 6th man of the year but because of his off court issues teams chose to stay away from offering Smith a big contract and by getting suspended for reasons like this he isn’t proving anybody wrong.

As Per the New York Post:

“It’s the risk the Knicks were willing to take when they went all in on J.R. Smith.

Smith will be suspended by the NBA for five games for violating the league’s Anti-Drug Program, the league announced Friday. Smith tested positive for marijuana, according to a source.

The suspension is without pay and starts only when he is fit to play, though it’s unclear who would make that determination. Smith is rehabbing from mid-July knee surgery and may not be ready for the season opener on Oct. 30, based on his timetable of 12-to-16 weeks.

According to the NBA’s drug policy, a player usually is not suspended until he fails three tests for marijuana. The drug program is so ironclad teams aren’t informed when a player fails a drug test unless it results in a suspension.

Marijuana is not classified as a “drug of abuse’’ in the policy. Violations with drugs of abuse result in suspensions of two years.

The NBA’s marijuana policy reads: “If a player tests positive for marijuana, or if he is convicted of, or pleads guilty to, the use or possession of marijuana, he will be required to submit to treatment, counseling, and aftercare testing in the program. A second violation will result in a $25,000 fine, and any subsequent violations will result in a suspension that is 5 games longer than the player’s immediately-preceding marijuana suspension.’’

Smith has been making noise this off season for all the wrong reasons, this dude is going to have to turn it around if he wants the Knicks to a serious contender next season. Stay tuned for more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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