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Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

Posted on: January 29, 2011 5:43 pm
 
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.

Category: NBA
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Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

DHEA=Dumb Headstrong Egotistical Assho@# Lets see where this idiot is in  ten years, contibuting to society or living off it in jail!



Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

O.J. Mayo has been nothing but trouble since jr. high. He needs to crawl back under the rock he came from



Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 8:02 pm
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

ummmmm....just a thought.....tell everyone the name of the drink purchased at gnc or vitamin shoppe or whatever.....case closed....



Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2011 7:56 pm
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

 The main point is that he took it, no matter what drink it was or if it was even a drink. Nobody made him take it. He needs to blame himself for either being too stupid to read up on the ingredients or being too stupid by making these claims.. Either way, he is stupid.



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 7:53 pm
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

Baloney. 



Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

 Many athletes are into Advocare these days. Don't be shocked if it was one of their drinks (They're a bit shady when it comes to listing ingredients).



Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2011 7:06 pm
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

"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."


You know, with names like that, just reading the list could keep you awake for three or four days. 



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2011 7:01 pm
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

An alcoholic energy beveage......why the hell would you want to do that. serves him right for being dumb.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

Is ANYONE out there looking for sincerity or honesty from O.J. Mayo?  The same Mayo who received cash, clothing and other benefits from Rodney Guillory while playing as an "amateur" at USC?

Please, O.J. Mayo is no saint and would be smarter to keep his mouth shut anytime he wants to talk about setting the record straight about anything questionable he's been involved in.  For someone smart enough to hit an ACT score that put him in the 95th percentile nationwise, he's pretty dumb.

One part I find interesting is that it took less than 48 hours to change his story from taking an over-the-counter supplement to an energy drink bought in a gas station.  Why bother adjusting the story?  Does it matter in the eyes of the NBA?  The suspension still stood.  Unless he's looking to hire some BS lawyer looking to make a name for himself taking on the NBA's drug policy-- then that would make sense.

The other thing that intrigues me is he's ready to rewrite the story of his drug suspension but he was almost silent during the USC investigation and after he was found to have violated NCAA rules other than stating the equivalent "I didn't do anything wrong."  Why worry about a little suspension that will fade into basketball's collective memory in a nanosecond instead of your one-year college career being called a fraud.  Mayo and his family were accused of taking money, free flights around the country, and other big ticket gifts.  Why act like that didn't happen but try to re-write history about a 10-game suspension that he's already started serving?



Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2011 6:41 pm
 

Mayo blames energy drink for positive test

Mayo is innocent! Mayo for President!


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