Meeks Suspended for 25 Games

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Meeks Suspended for 25-Games

Wizards’ Jodie Meeks Suspended 25-Games for Violating Anti Drug Policy

The Washington Wizards’ bench has taken a hit, just in time for the playoffs.

The NBA Friday that Wizards guard Jodie Meeks has been suspended 25-games for violating the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program.

According to the league, Meeks tested positive for the banned substances ipamorelin and peptide-2.

The punishment will keep Meeks off of Washington’s postseason roster. Meeks denied using performance-enhancing drugs, and says he plans to appeal the suspension.

“Because I have never used a drug of any kind I am absolutely heartbroken and perplexed with the news today. Let me be clear: I have never taken anything whatsoever for a performance-enhancing reason. I respect the game of basketball too much… I look forward to exercising my rights under the (NBA’s) collective bargaining agreement to bring this matter to arbitration and to clear my name in relation to this wrongful accusation.”

Meeks, a 9-year veteran, came off the bench for the Wizards this year, averaging 6.3 PPG in 14.5 minutes. Though not a major contributor to Washington, he is a career 37% 3-point shooter, with the ability to stretch the floor, creating space for the team’s stars, fellow guards John Wall and Bradley Beal, to drive. His absence will hurt the Wizards in their first-round playoff series against Toronto.

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