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More Trouble For Sanders

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MILWAUKEE, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) There's more trouble for Milwaukee Bucks' center Larry Sanders.  The N-B-A has suspended him for five games for violating the league's drug program.

 Sanders said he used marijuana.  He apologized, and the Bucks said collectively in a written statement that they're disappointed by the suspension.

 It's been a horrendous year for Sanders.  He was out for six weeks at the beginning of the season, after he tore a thumb ligament during a brawl at a downtown Milwaukee night club in early November.  Sanders then played in 23 games before he suffered an orbital fracture in his right eye in a February 8th loss to Houston.  He had surgery, putting him out for the rest of the season.

 The drug suspension will begin as soon as he's able to play -- presumably at the start of next season.  That's when a four-year, 44-million dollar contract extension will kick in for Sanders.   During his limited play this season, he averaged eight points, seven rebounds, and almost two blocked shots per game.