McGary's drug suspension upped to 15 games

The Detroit News
Mitch McGary

Former Michigan star Mitch McGary, entering his third season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, has been suspended for 10 additional games for violation of the NBA’s drug policy.

Yahoo Sports reported that McGary’s suspension is the result of the player failing to meet guidelines set forth in the NBA’s anti-drug program following his original five-game suspension in July.

McGary will be suspended without pay for the first 15 games of the 2016-17 season.

Following the original suspension, McGary said, “I clearly made a mistake and for that I apologize to the organization, my teammates, and our fans.”

McGary, who was drafted 21st in 2014 by the Thunder, has played in just 52 NBA games, 20 last season, as he split time with Oklahoma City and the Developmental League.

McGary left Michigan for the NBA instead of accepting a one-year suspension after he tested positive for marijuana during an NCAA drug test.