Moultrie suspended five games by NBA

Former Bulldog Arnett Moultrie has been suspended five games for violating the NBA drug policy. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Former Bulldog Arnett Moultrie has been suspended five games for violating the NBA drug policy. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Former Mississippi State forward Arnett Moultrie has been suspended five games by the NBA for violating the league’s drug policy.

Moultrie lettered for the Bulldogs in 2012 after transferring in from UTEP and has spent the past two seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound former first round draft selection’s suspension begins Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks.

Moultrie missed the first three months of the season with a broken ankle and has appeared in a dozen games for the 76ers this year while splitting time in the NBA Developmental League with the Delaware 87ers. He will not be permitted to play in the D-League during his suspension.

The Memphis native is averaging 3.0 points and 2.9 rebounds in 15.6 minutes for the 76ers this season. Moultrie has played in 59 games in his career scoring 3.6 points and grabbing 3.1 boards.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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