Tyreke Evans dismissed from league for violating anti-drug program

NBA.com Global on May 18, 2019 06:13 AM
Evans dismissed from NBA for violating anti-drug program
CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 8: Tyreke Evans #12 of the Indiana Pacers shoots a reverse layup against the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 8, 2019 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA press release

NEW YORK -- The NBA announced today that Tyreke Evans has been dismissed and disqualified from the league for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.

Under the Anti-Drug Program, Evans is eligible to apply for reinstatement in two years.

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The NBA, NBA teams, and the Players Association are prohibited from publicly disclosing information regarding the testing or treatment of any NBA player under the Anti-Drug Program, other than to announce a player’s suspension or dismissal from the league.

Indiana Pacers’ Statement on Tyreke Evans:

The Indiana Pacers were informed Friday by the NBA that Tyreke Evans has been dismissed from the league for a violation of the league’s anti-drug policy.  

We take these matters seriously and will reach out to Tyreke to offer our support.

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