Joakim Noah Suspended For 20 Games For Violating Anti-Drug Program
Joakim Noah Suspended For 20 Games For Violating Anti-Drug Program#
According to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo Sports ‘The Vertical’, the NBA will suspend Knicks center Joakim Noah for violating the anti-drug policy with over-the-counter supplements in drinks he took during his recovery from injury, he was unaware of. Wojnarowski reported:
Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is prohibited under the outgoing Collective Bargaining Agreement, league sources said.
Noah, 32, is expected to serve 10 games of the suspension to finish out the 2016-17 regular season and 10 games to start the 2017-18 season, league sources said.
The National Basketball Players Association’s investigation concluded that Noah hadn’t “knowingly or willingly” violated the policy and cooperated fully with the league’s probe, league sources said.
The NBA will supposedly make this official later today. Noah’s 20 game suspension will probably only start once he is cleared to play by a league doctor.