Orlando Magic forward Rashard Lewis has tested positive for an elevated testosterone level and is suspended for the first 10 games of the season.
Lewis says in a statement that he took an over-the-counter supplement late last season that included a substance he did not realize was banned by the NBA.
The Orlando Sentinel first reported the positive test Thursday.
Lewis will be suspended without pay for the first 10 regular-season games for which he is eligible and physically able to play.
He apologized to fans and teammates “for not doing the research that should come with good judgment.”
Lewis, 29, averaged 19.0 points in the playoffs to help lead the Magic to the NBA Finals.