NBA / Jan 27, 2011 / 5:15 pm

Breaking News: O.J. Mayo Has Been Suspended For 10 Games

O.J. Mayo

O.J. Mayo (photo. John Sturdy)

It appears things have gone from bad to worse for O.J. Mayo. The NBA just announced that he has been suspended without pay for 10 games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. His violation of the program involved a positive test for dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) – the same substance that Rashard Lewis was suspended for in 2009. Here’s what we can tell you about the drug:

From the Mayo Clinic:

1. DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is an endogenous hormone (made in the human body), and secreted by the adrenal gland.

2. There is sufficient evidence supporting the use of DHEA in the treatment of adrenal insufficiency, depression, induction of labor, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

3. No studies on the long-term effects of DHEA have been conducted. Therefore, it is not recommended for regular use without supervision by a licensed health professional.

Interestingly enough, Major League Baseball allows DHEA.

What do you think?

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  • NYK

    Memphis doesn’t need him anyway.

  • Stunnaboy2K11

    In a way I’m kinda relieved, he has held my team hostage for too long.

    Of course baseball allows it, those guys take all sorts of shit.

  • http://www.dimemag.com panchitoooo

    memphis needs him, cause if you shut down rudy and zach is having a bad day then at least you have mayo who can score without help. without mayo i dont see them ever making the playoffs if their team stays the same. the west is too good for them without mayo, actually the west is too good for them with mayo too, i think they are 9th or 10th right now in the west…

  • http://www.dimemag.com panchitoooo

    but i guess if hes taking steroids the team dont need him…

  • Stunnaboy2K11


    Umm, are we watching the same games? OJ was at time the 5TH scoring option on their team, he is dog shit this year. Maybe its his confidence but I don’t know what happened. If your taking supplements you better be dropping more than 12/3/2.

    Memphis need to trade his ass ASAP.

  • WinDelRoj

    If your taking supplements you better be dropping more than 12/3/2.

    No doubt

  • mg


  • kars

    that 12/3/2 is almost guaranteed to drop even lower considering how terribly hes been playing this month(9/2/2 over last 15)

    Not to say that his 12/3/2 on 40% shooting isn’t already terrible

  • http://dimemag.com panchitoooo

    i just checked his stats and i guess i havent been watching him like i did last year. but i still think hes a good player maybe since hes been taking this stuff he has not been putting in the hours at practice

  • morph

    and you really had to check what the mayo clinic says about the stuff that mayo used?

  • CTP

    The Jazz need him.

  • kobeef

    Give the dude a break. Clearly, he was late for his due date and trying to induce labour (or talent).

  • ab40

    trade please.. thank you

  • SoulChorea

    “The Mayo Clinic”…ouch.

  • sh!tfaced

    Mayo is sucking and Kevin Love is breaking out. This is the rare one good trade that McHale has done right…

  • lakers 3 peat

    trade JUICE for shannon brown. the lakers bench would be too deep if this happens.

  • wcs

    Someone get him some real steroids.

  • SJ

    I hate hearing shit like this, especially when I think about all of the legit guys who are on 10-days and have struggled but kept strong to get where they are. Hopefully he gets his act together and realizes this is his dream and he’s pissing it away… before it’s too late.

  • top_gun

    LOL @ 17
    I feel bad for him. From being the top player in the country when he was a teenager to becoming a scrub.