Milwaukee Bucks’ Larry Sanders suspended at least 10 games for drug violation

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Last season, the Bucks Larry Sanders was suspended five games for violating the league’s drug policy — five games being the suspension you get for testing positive for marijuana use three separate times.

Now, Sanders has tested positive and will be suspended again.

This time the league has handed down at least 10-game suspension for Sanders for again failing a drug test. The suspension will begin next Monday and could go on longer than 10 games, it will remain until “he is in full compliance with his treatment program” according to the league report.

Sanders has been away from the team “for personal reasons” since before Christmas. There were rumors that he told Bucks officials he didn’t want to play basketball anymore, however Sanders and his agent denied that.

Sanders opened up about his downward spiral the past couple seasons recently. He’s an introspective and smart player, one who comes from a family with an abusive father. Clearly all this has left some scars.

I would be surprised if we see Sanders back on the court this season (especially in a Bucks uniform). Hopefully this time away will give him a chance to get his life on the path he really wants.