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The NBA Has "Dismissed And Disqualified" O.J. Mayo From The League

O.J. Mayo has been kicked out of the NBA, the league announced this afternoon. 

The 28-year-old guard has been dismissed from the NBA for "violating the terms of the NBA/NBAPA Anti-Drug Program." 

Here's the NBA's full release, from ESPN's Marc J. Spears.

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Mayo was suspended for 10 games in 2011 for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. While the league didn't specify how Mayo violated its anti-drug program, it's probably fair to assume it has something to do with PEDs. 

He's not the first player to be dismissed from the NBA for this. Chris Andersen was dismissed from the league for a similar violation in 2006 and later returned to the league. 

Mayo is eligible to reapply to the league before the 2018-19 season. 

The former USC star guard has played for three different teams during his career. He was drafted No. 3 overall by Memphis in the 2008 NBA Draft and played with the Grizzlies until 2012. Mayo played with Dallas from 2012-13 and with Milwaukee from 2013-16. 

Mayo, a 6-foot-5 guard from Huntington, West Virginia, was the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2007 class. He has career averages of 13.8 points, 2.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds a game. His best season came in his rookie year, when he averaged 18.5 points a game.