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Blazers’ Terrel Harris Suspended 5 Games After Testing Positive For Banned Substance

The doping violation epidemic continues as Portland Trail Blazers’ guard Terrel Harris is the latest to be caught violating the NBA’s Anti-Drug Program.

The league announced Monday that Harris has been suspended for five games. They did not reveal which drug Harris tested positive for, but it seems unlikely to be steroids or performance-enhancing drugs based on his light penalty.

NBA players are subject to six random tests each season and offseason — four during the season and two in the offseason. They may also be subject to “reasonable cause testing,” triggered when an  independent expert decides there’s reasonable cause to test a player for a banned substance.

That player is then subject to four extra random tests over a six-week span.

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