Originally written on Beyond The Buzzer  |  Last updated 11/5/14
Hedo Turkoglu became the second Magic player since 2009 (Rashard Lewis) to receive an NBA suspsension for violating the league’s anti-drug Tuesday, but the 12-year-veteran claims he unknowingly took the banned substance. Turkoglu says he was given the medication, which was the banned substance methenolone (a steroid), while recovering from a shoulder injury in Turkey over the summer. According to Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel: In statements released by the team today, Turkoglu and Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said Turkoglu unknowingly took the banned substance. “While I was back home in Turkey this past summer, I was given a medication by my trainer to help recover more quickly from a shoulder injury,” Turkoglu said in the statement. “I didn’t know that this was a banned substance and didn’t check before taking it. Hennigan said: “Hedo unknowingly took a banned substance. There are more than 125 banned substances on the NBA List, and we spend a lot of time educating our playe...
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