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Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

Posted on: January 29, 2011 5:43 pm
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Posted by Royce Young

Everyone has an excuse when it comes to testing positive for something. And most of the time, it's "But I didn't know!"

And that's exactly what O.J. Mayo is claiming with his positive test for dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) that got him a 10-game suspension. Mayo though, is taking it a step further. He says he thinks it was an "energy drink" that got him in hot water.

Mayo said he didn't know the drink "had any bad substances in it" and that it wasn't as if he "ordered some supplement off the Internet." Well then O.J., glad to have that cleared up.

Why though, is Mayo even trying to explain it to us? Most American sports fans are so conditioned to athletes' excuses that they just roll off our backs. It very well may have been an energy drink that got Mayo in trouble, but here's the thing: We don't care. This is basketball. It's not like we're keeping Mayo out of the Hall of Fame over it. He took an illegal supplement, got caught and now he has to sit out. End of story right there.

I'm sure Mayo is embarrassed and probably is desperate to clear up any thoughts that he's a cheater or something. But again, it's better to just say, "I'll be more careful in the future" and move on. We'll forget, I promise you. Heck, I had already forgotten about it by this morning until I saw the story about Mayo saying it was an energy drink. And now I'm sitting here writing about it.

I just watched Rashard Lewis play in Oklahoma City last night. Not once did I think, "Hey, he took DHEA! CHEATER CHEATER CHEATER!" It's just not something we really care about or really need an explanation of. Obviously he's going to be asked about it and instead of prolonging the story just say you don't know. Playing dumb almost always works. Except when I get pulled over. Then it NEVER works.

What energy drinks have DHEA in it? Most of the common ones like Red Bull, 5-Hour Energy, Amp, Rock Star, Monster and Full Throttle don't contain DHEA. So I don't really know what Mayo had. I don't know that calling him "O.J. Loco" from now on sounds like a lot of fun though.

Mayo's suspension started Friday night at Philadelphia and he will be eligible to return Feb. 15, also against the 76ers in Memphis.

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Since: Dec 6, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2011 9:19 am
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

How dumb does this ****** think we are?



Since: Aug 19, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2011 6:23 am
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

Sad to say it but this just might be the most positive thing to happen to Mayo this season. It will be the first time all year that his poor play isn't to blame for his lack of playing time. 



Since: Aug 19, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2011 6:22 am
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

Sad to say it but this just might be the most positive thing to happen to Mayo this season. It will be the first time all year that his poor play isn't to blame for his lack of playing time. 



Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2011 1:02 am
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

Typical lying, cheating Trojan that won't take responsibility for his actions



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2011 12:17 am
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

I've been looking, and he's talking out of his ass. There isn't a single energy drink out there with DHEA.
Four Loko, Monster, Amp, Red Bull, Venom, Hitman, 5 Hour Energy, Bawls, NOS... none of them have DHEA. He needs to go back to the drawing board for an excuse.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 11:44 pm
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

While I am not prone to piling on, I will respond in support of your observations
There used to be a fledgling Sports publication in the 1980's called the National. Writer there had ahate on the trash punk tennis player named Andre Agassi. His observations then, hold to this day...without fail.
Trash.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 9:25 pm
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

 Crystal Meth isn't a PED its a banned substance because it's illegal in the US. Your comparison is idiotic at best. Are you really trying to make this a black/white issue? Please stop posting. I see that you are a Kobe fan, so it's starting to make sense now.


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Since: Mar 29, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2011 9:08 pm
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Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

or better yet they still have that one called cocain out there or maybe he allmost drowned in his hot tube full of "Bath Salt" u know i here its the same thing or it could be some juiced up K2 who cares 



Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2011 8:17 pm
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

Mayb it was a couple FourLocos haha


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