Wednesday , Mar , 07 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Pistons’ Hunter suspended for using banned substance

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Detroit Pistons guard Lindsey Hunter was
issued a 10-game suspension by the league on Wednesday for testing positive
for phentermine, a substance banned by the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.

The suspension, which comes without pay for Hunter, begins Wednesday night
when Detroit hosts Cleveland. He won’t be eligible to return until the
Pistons’ March 25 game at Milwaukee.

A reserve guard, Hunter, 36, is averaging 4.6 points and 1.4 assists in 39
games this season.

Phentermine, an amphetamine, is an appetite suppressant.