Toronto Raptor Busted For Drugs; Banned From NBA


Dismissed and disqualified from the NBA. It's a punishment not seen often in the Association, but that's the situation Toronto Raptor rookie Jalen Harris finds himself in, after he violated the league's anti-drug program.

Harris will be able to apply for reinstatement after one year. 

There are no other details at this time about what substance Harris was caught using, but follow us here for more news as it comes out. 

Harris was the Raptors' 2nd round pick in the 2020 Draft (59th overall), and while he spent much of the season with the team's G League team, the 905, he did play 13 games with the Raptors, mostly towards the end of the season, and averaged 18.5 points per game over his last four outings, including a career-high 31 point effort. 

Harris becomes only the 4th player to be banned from the league due to drugs in the last 20 years. The others: Tyreke Evans, OJ Mayo, Chris Andersen. 

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