Drug Scandal Hits NBA

While baseball has been tarnished by years of steroid scandals, basketball has largely avoided similar issues. That may be changing, however, as the NBA has banned Orlando Magic forward Rashard Lewis for 10 games for testing positive for elevated testosterone. Lewis quickly admitted to using a banned substance, which the Orlando Sentinel reported contained a steroids precursor. "First and foremost I take full responsibility for the situation and accept the corresponding penalty," Lewis said. "I apologize to Magic fans, my teammates and this organization for not doing the research that should come with good judgment." While six basketball players have tested positive for banned substances since 1999, Lewis is by far the most prominent, having helped lead his team to the NBA finals this year.