Arizona Marcus Williams allegedly banned from Chinese basketball for marijuana

A Marcus Williams has been banned by the Chinese Basketball Association after testing positive for weed, according to a report. It appears to be the Arizona Marcus Williams, not the UConn Marcus Williams.

So the Chinese Basketball Association takes marijuana use pretty seriously. Marcus Williams, the former Spur and Clipper from the University of Arizona (as opposed to Marcus Williams, the former Net and Warriors from the University of Connecticut), has been banned from Chinese play for six months due to a positive pot test, according to World News Australia (via HoopsHype).

In the NBA, players don't get suspended for weed until their third positive test. Then, it's only five games. Six months is the equivalent of about 90 NBA games.

World News Australia cites Xinhua's claim that this is the first drug suspension in the CBA's 17-year history. Williams played for the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons, and has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to the suspension.

Thank heavens we got [REDACTED] back before he got tested.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.