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    Indiana's Brandon Rush has been suspended five games without pay for violating NBA's drug policy.

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    Indiana's Brandon Rush has been suspended five games without pay for violating NBA's drug policy.
    Honestly I'm not very surprised at all. Heard rumblings in the past about Brandon partaking in the greenery, and apparently they were true.
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    This means it wasn't his first offense, right? I remember that from when it was David Harrison. Word was you didn't see a suspension like this until the 3rd strike, if I recall correctly.


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    OMG !
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    This means it wasn't his first offense, right? I remember that from when it was David Harrison. Word was you didn't see a suspension like this until the 3rd strike, if I recall correctly.

    Seems to me you are right about that.

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    Amazing the intricacies of the NBA rules and penalties that we Pacer fans know by heart now....
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    It's just more shame for the franchise. I have nothing against folks smoking, and IMO it shouldn't be such a big deal. But when your job has a strict policy, you have to try to stay clean.
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    Wow, it never ends.

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    Well, we might as well start wondering: Will Larry tolerate this and keep him on the team?

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    Correct me if I'm wrong here but I thought weed was not something the NBA tested for? If that is the case then this is something stronger.


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    Correct me if I'm wrong here but I thought weed was not something the NBA tested for? If that is the case then this is something stronger.
    Absolutely they do. That's what got David Harrison. And Brad Miller, for that matter. I think that's just your (well, David's) wishful thinking.

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    Once Roy and Tyler do something stupid, I will officially give up on trying to draft "high character" players.

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    They do test for this. And I think this means it is the third offense.

    I would like the pacers to add 15 games onto the 5 games imposed by the NBA.

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    http://twitter.com/Wells222/status/22283862515

    It was the third time that Rush failed a drug test. David Harrison was suspended 5 games in 2008 after he failed the test.
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    The biggest thing this shows is that either he doesn't care (afterall this was the third time he failed a test) or he has a problem.

    Maybe this is why the pacers have tried to trade him a few times???

    Stupid idiot - that is what I think he is.

    Plus he isn't good enough that we have to put up with this stuff

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    Well this would explain his rather lackadaisical attitude towards things.
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    It sucks, I really hope this curve towards the negative will stop. Does it come in threes? We had the awesome news about the Collison/Posey deal, and now we get two straight negative hits. DG in Turkey helps, but honestly this is just ridicules to keep having our basketball hearts twisted by the negative and the bad public perception that follows. The franchise needs stability and a strict policy and focus towards winning. The only thing that will out shine all this negative, is if we start winning again.
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    I wonder Bird's about had enough of this whole GM deal, gotta be getting to him.

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    I wonder Bird's about had enough of this whole GM deal, gotta be getting to him.
    No doubt!

    He gets the Collison trade done, he's shinning again. Then the Lance thing happens and now Rush is puffing too much. He has to be having some sleepless nights. This ultimately isn't that big of a deal, but I do think it is a another bad blow to the franchise.
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    Well this explains the "lack of aggressiveness"

    I dont know though, remeber wells raving about his summer workouts?

    I never thought Rush really had a strong desire to play in the NBA, to me it was more of a well paying job

    Is this the end for Rush as a Pacer?
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    The biggest thing this shows is that either he doesn't care (afterall this was the third time he failed a test) or he has a problem.

    Maybe this is why the pacers have tried to trade him a few times???

    Stupid idiot - that is what I think he is.

    Plus he isn't good enough that we have to put up with this stuff
    I dont know if its true or not but I remeber Rasheed Wallace saying something like 70% of NBA playres puff on the wacky weed
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    Well this explains the "lack of aggressiveness"

    I dont know though, remeber wells raving about his summer workouts?

    I never thought Rush really had a strong desire to play in the NBA, to me it was more of a well paying job

    Is this the end for Rush as a Pacer?
    highly doubt it. Rush will still be a pacer. this is fairly minor in comparison to things like Lance.
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    No doubt!

    He gets the Collison trade done, he's shinning again. Then the Lance thing happens and now Rush is puffing too much. He has to be having some sleepless nights. This ultimately isn't that big of a deal, but I do think it is a another bad blow to the franchise.
    It's a very big deal. When you have the history the Pacers have, every little thing gets magnified by a thousand. One guy suspended for smoking pot may not be a big deal to the Lakers, but a PACER getting suspended for any reason is a big deal.

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