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Bucks’ Larry Sanders suspended for five games for drug violation

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — FOX6 News has learned Milwaukee Bucks forward/center Larry Sanders has been suspended for five games.

In a statement released on Friday, April 4th, Sanders says he was suspended for using marijuana in violation of the NBA’s Anti-Drug program.

Sanders’ statement reads as follows:

“I apologize to the entire Bucks organization and our fans for being suspended five games for using marijuana in violation of the NBA Anti-Drug Program. I take full responsibility for my actions.”

The Milwaukee Bucks issued the following statement:

“Larry Sanders has a responsibility to every person in our organization and our fans. We are all disappointed by the news of his suspension.”

Sanders was in the news back in November of 2013 after he injured his right thumb in a bar fight at Apartment 720 in downtown Milwaukee.

Milwaukee police issued Sanders citations for disorderly conduct and assault — and also cited a 26-year-old Sussex man.

The Bucks signed Sanders to a multi-year contract extension in August of 2013.

Sanders was the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

MONITOR FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.


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    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary…nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
    Deaths by Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever


  • caliboss

    20 years behind us Wisconsin, that’s 2 decades for those of you living there

    i’m so sorry to all those who are suffering and have suffered…times are a changing

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