David Harrison of the Indiana Pacers has been suspended without pay for five games by the NBA for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.

Harrison’s suspension will begin with Saturday night’s game when the Pacers visit the Sacramento Kings.

Statement from Pacers’ President of Basketball Operations, Larry Bird, regarding the suspension of David Harrison by the NBA: “We are very disapppointed with the news that David Harrison has been suspended. This is a private matter and we will do what we can to provide David any help going forward.”

Persuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, only the league disciplines for violations of the anti-drug program.

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