NBA suspends Benton Harbor native Wilson Chandler
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Wilson Chandler had plenty of positives this summer, especially when it came to helping his hometown. The Benton Harbor native visited the city multiple times, whether for his first youth camp or showing support in the fight to keep the high school open.
However, his summer received some rough news on Thursday as the NBA suspended Chandler 25 games in the coming season. The 2005 BHHS grad and Mr. Basketball tested positive for a performance enhancing drug. He told ESPN the substance was part of a rehab regimen and that he and his doctor did not realize the drug had been recently added to the NBA's list of banned substances.
"I accept responsibility and apologize to my Nets teammates, coaches, front office and fans for this mistake," he went on to say in the statement to ESPN. "I will continue to work hard to prepare for the upcoming season."
Chandler signed with the Brooklyn Nets this offseason, and will be playing his 12th season in the league.