Friday , Nov , 07 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

NBA suspends Houston’s Taylor

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Houston Rockets forward Maurice Taylor was
suspended without pay for a minimum of 10 games by the league for violating
the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.

Taylor’s suspension begins with Saturday’s contest against the Orlando Magic
and will continue until he has resumed full compliance with his treatment
program.

The NBA, its teams and the NBPA are prohibited from publicly disclosing
information regarding the testing or treatment of any player in the program,
other than to announce a player’s suspension or dismissal from the league.

In four games this season, Taylor is averaging 9.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per
contest.

He was also suspended the initial five games of the 2002-03 season for
violating the league’s drug policy.

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