Thursday , Jul , 03 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Darius Miles Fails Drug Test


Darius Miles Fails Drug Test

Darius Miles, the former Trail Blazers forward who is looking for employment within the NBA, became a little less attractive to teams Wednesday after it was learned that Miles is subject to a 10-game suspension for violating the league’s anti-drug program.

It is not known for what substance Miles tested positive, but the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement states a player can receive a 10-game suspension for testing positive once for performance-enhancing drugs or for his fourth positive test of marijuana.

Players are randomly tested four times a year, from Oct. 1 through June 30. After the first positive test for marijuana a player is entered into the league’s substance abuse program. The second positive test carries a $25,000 fine. The third a five-game suspension and the fourth a 10-game suspension, with each subsequent positive test carrying a five-game incremental suspension.

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