Michigans Mitch McGary Heading To The NBA After Postitive Marijuana Test Lands Him A Year Long NCAA Ban [Video]
Michigan big man Mitch McGary has decided to enter the NBA draft after the NCAA handed him a one year suspension for positive Marijuana test.
McGary and Michigan both owned up to the NCAA test, and while nobody is certain that the punishment fits the crime, McGary took responsibility with his released statement.
“I regret thoroughly disappointing my family, coaches and administration. Despite all of this they have been understanding and helpful over the last couple of weeks. I take full responsibility for this poor choice and want to apologize to everyone, especially those I have grown close to during my fabulous two years at the University of Michigan,”
Mitch also took to Twitter to address the issues.
These 2 years have been a blessing for me! Thanks for the great memories! Love this place but it's time to move forward! Forever #GOBLUE
McGary was an important piece for Michigan in their 2013 run to the NCAA Championship game, but only played 8 games due to back problems this year. He told Yahoo Sports that he was debating going to the NBA, but this suspension was the tipping point.
Andy Katz from ESPN is one of the many people in sports, tipping their hat to McGary and Michigan for being open and honest about the ordeal.
Now Michigan will be forced to rebuild with another major piece gone, but fans are confident in Coach Bielein.
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