All hail David Stern.
LinkNEW YORK (AP) -- Former New Orleans Hornets forward Chris Andersen's dismissal from the NBA for violating the league's drug policy was upheld by an arbitrator Monday.
Andersen was dismissed and disqualified from the league in late January. He is not eligible to apply for reinstatement for two years.
Andersen and the players' union had filed a grievance, but arbitrator Calvin Sharpe rejected it.
According to the league's collective bargaining agreement, a player can be disqualified only for a fourth positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, or a first positive test for "drugs of abuse." The drugs on that list include amphetamines, cocaine, LSD, heroin, codeine and morphine.
You get suspended each time but after the 4th time you are caught taking a "illegal" substance you are banned from the NBA for life.lukewarmplay said:wait, you need to be caught taking steroids 4 times before the league suspends you?