Earlier today, the University of Oregon announced that men's basketball players Ben Carter and Dominic Artis violated NCAA rules by selling team-issued apparel over the past year. Selling team apparel is a violation of NCAA bylaw 188.8.131.52, which prohibits student athletes from receiving extra benefits.
Looks like it was a good call for us to include J.R. Smith on our “10 NBA Players Who Love Clubbing & Partying” list. Smith has been under scrutiny the past few months since he was spotted partying at clubs during the New York Knicks’ playoff run – in which the Sixth man of the Year underperformed in.
Now the league has revealed that J.R. will be suspended five games next season for testing positive for a banned substance.