The NBA has suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard O. J. Mayo for 10 games for violating the league and union’s anti-drug program. The 10-game suspension comes without pay and will result in Mayo forfeiting $405,109 of his salary.
The drug of choice? Dehydroepiandrosterone. The only drug in the English language to contain every letter in the alphabet and the longest word known to man.
Despite DHEA being a banned substance in the NBA, a randomized placebo-controlled trial found that the supplementation had no effect on lean body mass, strength, or testosterone levels. Furthermore, DHEA has an under .500 success rate in performance, proving that the 22-24 Mayo-led Grizzlies are innocent of any charges.
Memphis’ next game is against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.