Found February 14, 2013 on
PRO HOOPS CENTRAL:
How refreshing would it be, if an NBA player actually told the unvarnished truth of what took place, when they have to apologize after they have messed up on or off the hardwood? Wouldn’t you have far more respect for a player, if they said what actually took place; rather than provide the media and the fans, an account that comes with an implied wink and a nod? The “Orlando Sentinel,” reported that Orlando Magic veteran forward Hedo Turkoglu, has received a 20-game suspension from the Association, after tests revealed that the big man tested positive for an anabolic steroid called methenolone.
The veteran will serve the suspension without pay for the 20-contests that he will miss. The native of Turkey, told new club General Manager Rob Hennigan, that he took the banned substance without realizing what it was. The Orlando executive said “Clearly, Hedo made a mistake. He knows he made a mistake. He’s owning it. It’s certainly a disappointing circumstance for us, but I personally feel...
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The Magic small forward has been suspended 20 games by the NBA for testing positive for the banned substance methenolone.
ORLANDO, Fla. It wasnt as if Nikola Vucevic began this season, his first as a member of the Orlando Magic, with the specific goal of being good enough to earn a spot in the NBA's Rising Stars Challenge.
Establishing the sort of consistency he was unable to do as a rookie with the Philadelphia 76ers would have been a sufficient reward.
Fifty-two games and a whole bunch of double...
Orlando Magic veteran, Hedo Turkoglu has received a 20-game suspension for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy. Turkoglu, a 12-year player out of Turkey, tested positive for methenolone, according to a league report.
Turkoglu released a statement:
“I take full responsibility for anything that goes into my body. This was a complete error in judgment on my part, and I apologize...
Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu received a 20-game suspension after testing positive for methenolone, an anabolic steroid.
Turkoglu claims the steroids were taken in error this summer while in Turkey. He received the medication from a trainer while dealing with a shoulder injury but neglected to check the ingredients to ensure it didn’t contain anything on the NBA’s...
The NBA has hit its All-Star Weekend! Hard to believe that the game was in Orlando just a short year ago.
The Magic have only two representatives in this year's festivities -- Nikola Vucevic and Andrew Nicholson will participate in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Friday -- and we will be watching them closely Friday night in that game. The two have already touched down...
The NBA has suspended Hedo Turkoglu for 20 games for violating the terms of the NBA and NBPA's Anti-Drug Program. The NBA reports Turkoglu tested positive for methenolone, an anabolic steroid.
He will begin serving his suspension tonight in Orlando's game against Atlanta and will not be eligible to play again until March 27 when Orlando travels to Charlotte. There will...
There are plenty of excuses for the Magic coming out and laying an egg Wednesday night against the Hawks.
Could it have been looking forward to a few days off with the All-Star Break coming up this weekend? Could it have been the surprise announcement just a few hours before tip off that Hedo Turkoglu would be suspended for the next 20 games for testing positive for an anabolic...
Another knock-down shooter, Kyle Korver, also is not clear about the NBA's premise on picking players for the three-point shootout.