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Cav’s Tristan Thompson Suspended 25 Games For NBA Drug Policy Violation

January 23, 2024 | By Kali Girl

Tristan Thompson has been handed a 25-game suspension without pay by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-drug policy, sidelining him for two months, reports ABC News. The 32-year-old player tested positive for ibutamoren, a growth hormone, and SARM LGD-4033, substances commonly used in muscle enhancement by bodybuilders and weightlifters.

The team released a statement a few hours after the league’s announcement.

“The Cleveland Cavaliers fully support the NBA/NBAPA Anti-Drug Program, and we are disappointed in the recent news surrounding Tristan Thompson,” the Cavs said. “His time away from game action will have an impact on our team. We stand behind Tristan and offer our support throughout this suspension period.”

The suspension begins on Wednesday, coinciding with the Cavs’ game in Milwaukee, and Thompson is set to make a comeback on March 16 against Houston.

Despite the suspension, he is allowed to travel and practice, with the only restriction being his absence from the arena at least two hours before tipoff for any games.

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