Sixers' Arnett Moultrie Suspended 5 Games For Violating Anti-Drug Policy

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In other words, the Sixers' favorite portly power forward was most likely caught smoking/possessing/being under the influence of marijuana.

The NBA announced that Philadelphia 76ers forward Arnett Moultrie has been suspended for five games due to violating the league's anti-drug policy on Monday. Here's the official league release:

The NBA announced today that Arnett Moultrie of the Philadelphia 76ers has been suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Moultrie’s suspension will begin with tonight’s game between the 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks. Moultrie will also be ineligible to play for the Delaware 87ers during the period of his suspension.

While the release doesn't state it, the five-game drug suspension is the penalty for an NBA player's third offense of being caught with marijuana. To jog your memory, J.R. Smith started this season five games late for allegedly smoking weed.

This is just the latest in the Series of Peculiar Events intertwining Arnett Moutlrie's less-than momentous start to his NBA career. This is probably as good a time as any to remind you that the Sixers picked up his $1.14 million option for next season back in October.

Our pal Fantasource probably has the best #HotTake on the news:

But despite what Pierce Hawthorne said, drugs are bad, kids.

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