Is Larry Sanders having the worst NBA season ever or what? Last summer, he signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension with the Bucks. But ever since then, he's had one problem after another.
He started off his 2013-14 NBA season by suffering a thumb injury during a bar brawl in November that required surgery. Then, a few days later, he was cited on animal cruelty charges. Next, he sustained an orbital fracture during a game against the Rockets. And now, Sanders has been suspended for five games by the NBA for using marijuana. Because of the orbital fracture, he's been ruled out for the rest of the season. But he'll serve the suspension when he gets back to playing next fall.
"I apologize to the entire Bucks organization and our fans for being suspended five games for using marijuana in violation of the NBA Anti-Drug Program," he said. "I take full responsibility for my actions."
Wow, what a heartfelt apology!
Seriously, though, is this guy ever going to make headlines for something positive again? At this point, it sure doesn't seem like it.