Rashard Lewis, A Cheater?

Kevin SanchezContributor IIAugust 6, 2009

ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 14:  Rashard Lewis #9 of the Orlando Magic takes a jump shot against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers won 99-86. NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Orlando Magic forward Rashard Lewis tested positive for an elevated testosterone level and was suspended Thursday for 10 games.

Lewis said in a statement that he took an over-the-counter supplement late last season that included a substance he did not realize was banned by the NBA.

He will be suspended without pay for the first 10 regular-season games for which he is eligible and physically able to play.

The Orlando Sentinel first reported the positive test Thursday. Citing unidentified league sources, the newspaper reported the supplement contained DHEA, a steroids precursor.

Well, this would explain why he had the cahones to take so many clutch shots in the playoffs.