NBA dismisses Tyreke Evans over drug violation
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Tyreke Evans has been dismissed and disqualified from the NBA for violating the league’s anti-drug program.
“The Indiana Pacers were informed Friday by the NBA that Tyreke Evans has been dismissed from the league for a violation of the league’s anti-drug policy,” the team wrote in a statement. “We take these matters seriously and will reach out to Tyreke to offer our support.”
Evans is eligible to apply for reinstatement in two years. He signed a one-year contract before the start of this season and was unlikely to return.
He played in 69 games for the Pacers this year, averaging 10.2 points per game.