The NBA league has decided to suspend Phoenix Suns Deandre Ayton for violating the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program laws.
“Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns has been suspended without pay for twenty-five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for a diuretic,”.
“Ayton’s suspension will begin with tomorrow’s game between the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets.”
Ayton wrote ESPN’s Wojnarowski to write a letter to his family and fans.
“I want to apologize to my family, the entire Suns organization, my teammates, partners, our fans and the Phoenix community. This was an unintentional mistake and unfortunately I put something in my body that I was completely unaware of. I do understand the unfortunate impact that this has on so many others, and for that I am deeply sorry. I’m extremely disappointed that I’ve let my team down. I will continue to work with the NBPA to go through arbitration and am hopeful of a positive resolution.”.