Rashard Lewis Suspended 10 Games Without Pay!

The Real BallerContributor IAugust 6, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07:  Rashard Lewis of the Orlando Magic answers questions during the post game news conference after losing to the Los Angeles Lakers 101-96 in Game Two of the 2009 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. 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 Jeff Golden/Getty Images)

As seen by the associated press Rashard Lewis has been suspended for 10 games immediately starting the 09-10 season. Lewis violated the Orlando Magic's anti-drug policy and said in these statements

 “First and foremost I take full responsibility for the situation and accept the corresponding penalty.

Toward the end of the season I took an over-the-counter supplement which at the time I did not realize included a substance banned by the NBA

I apologize to Magic fans, my teammates and this organization for not doing the research that should come with good judgment. 

I hope this unintentional mistake will not reflect poorly on our team and its great character. 

I hope every athlete can learn from my mistake that supplements, no matter how innocent they seem, should only be taken after consulting an expert in the field.” 

Blah, Blah, Blah damn right he knew but took it anyways.