New York Knicks player JR Smith told reporters on Monday that he feels bad for letting friends and fans down. The NBA player was hit with a five-game suspension after he failed a third drug test for pot.

“The worst thing is I feel let my teammates and coach down,’’ Smith said during Knicks Media Day. “I let Mr. [James] Dolan down. I’m looking to move forward from it. As soon as I’m able to play, I’m hoping to have a good season.’’

Smith is also healing from knee surgery, but had hoped to be ready for the season opener. Now is seems that he will sit out the first five games, hopefully debuting in the season’s sixth game at Madison Square Garden against the Spurs.

Five games seems like a big hit, considering the NBA has a long history with pot. Maybe it's time to stop the testing?