Breaking Story: NBA Turkoglu Suspended 20 Games for Steroids?!
“While I was back home in Turkey this past summer, I was given a medication by my trainer to help recover more quickly from a shoulder injury,” Turkoglu said. “I didn’t know that this was a banned substance and didn’t check before taking it. I take full responsibility for anything that goes into my body. This was a complete error in judgment on my part and I apologize to the Orlando Magic organization, the league, my teammates, and the Magic fans. I know I have let down a lot of people and I am truly sorry for my mistake.”
“Hedo unknowingly took a banned substance,” Magic GM Rob Hennigan said in a prepared statement. “There are more than 125 banned substances on the NBA List, and we spend a lot of time educating our players on the contents of that list and will certainly continue to do so moving forward. We believe this was an honest mistake.” – SI
Breaking Story: You don’t hear it about much or at all in the NBA because even roiders don’t want to run up and down a court have a heart attack, but steroids are around in the NBA! This afternoon, Magic F Hedo Turkoglu was suspended 20 games (w/o pay) for testing positive for methenolone, an anabolic steroid?! Turkoglu said he took it by accident while healing from the recent injury; Turkoglu played only 11 games this season before breaking his left hand. Hedo will lose roughly $2.1 Million of his $11.8 Million he is supposed to make this season! Check out Hedo and Magic GM Rob Hennigan’s comment above!