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Jalen Harris 'Dismissed' From NBA After Violating Drug Program

The Raptors are saying goodbye to one of their players this week. The NBA announced on Thursday that Toronto guard Jalen Harris had been disqualified from the league for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.

While the NBA won't announce "information regarding the testing or treatment of any NBA player" under this program, they have announced the player's dismissal.

The Athletic reports that players can be disqualified under the anti-drug program for "drugs of abuse." However, it says marijuana is not named as such.

Harris might not leave the Raptors team for good. According to the NBA's statement, the first-year player will be eligible to apply for reinstatement in one year.

The 22-year-old was drafted to the Raptors in November 2020 after leaving the University of Nevada, where he played college basketball.

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