Monday , Mar , 20 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Andersen’s dismissal upheld

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Hornets forward Chris Anderson had his
January dismissal from the NBA for a violation of the league’s Anti-Drug
Program upheld by an arbitrator.

Arbitrator Calvin Sharpe denied the grievance on Monday that was filed by
Anderson and the Player’s Association after the forward’s disqualification
from the league.

What Andersen, 27, was dismissed from the league for testing positive for was
not disclosed. He can file for re-instatement in two years.

In 32 games this season, Andersen averaged 5.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and
1.28 blocks. For his career, Andersen averaged 5.1 points, 4.8 rebounds
and 1.3 blocks in 253 games with the Hornets and Nuggets.

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