John Collins: Atlanta Hawks forward given 25-game drugs ban


John Collins (left) has averaged 17 aspects and 8.8 rebounds per game for Atlanta this season

Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins has been suspended for 25 video games for breaching the NBA’s anti-doping tips.

The 22-year-fashioned examined sure for Peptide-2, a drug that increases the originate of a growth hormone.

Collins suggested ESPN he plans to appeal against the suspension, which is determined to commence up when the Hawks face the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.

“I am incredibly frustrated and disillusioned in myself for putting all of us in this station,” stated Collins.

“I appreciate continuously been incredibly cautious about what I put in my physique, but I took a complement which, unbeknownst to me, had been contaminated with an unlawful ingredient.”

Collins is the third NBA participant to be given a 25-game ban for breaching drug regulations this season.

Phoenix Suns centre Deandre Ayton used to be suspended final month after checking out sure for a diuretic.

In August, Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler examined sure for Ipamorelin, some other drug that increases the originate of growth hormone.

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