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Tyreke Evans of Indiana Pacers Dismissed from League

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Evans violated NBA/NBPA’s anti-drug policy regarding “drugs of abuse.”

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Tyreke Evans of the Indiana Pacers has been dismissed from the NBA after violating the league’s anti-drug policy according to Shams Charania of the Athletic. He is disqualified from participating in league activities for two years. Given that Evans has not previously been punished for drug violation, his punishment is in line with testing positive for what the Collective Bargaining Agreement defines as a “drug of abuse.” Drugs of abuse are defined in the agreement as “amphetamine and its analogs, benzodiazepines, cocaine, GHB, ketamine, LSD, opiates, and PCP.”

NBA Dismissal of Tyreke Evans
NBA Dismissal of Tyreke Evans
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Evans was to be a free agent this summer. The Indiana Pacers released the following statement on Twitter.

Evans can apply for reinstatement to the league in 2 years’ time. Evans was the 2010 Rookie of the Year while playing for the Sacramento Kings.