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Tristan Thompson suspended for 25 games for violating NBA’s drug policy

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson was suspended for 25 games without pay after violating the NBA’s anti-drug program, the league announced on Tuesday.

Thompson, 32, tested positive for the growth hormone stimulator Ibutamoren and muscle enhancer SARM LGD-4033, the NBA said in a statement. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said these drugs can be used to build lean muscle mass and bulk up body mass. Both are substances banned by the NBA.

His suspension will begin on Wednesday when the Cavaliers play the Milwaukee Bucks, according to the NBA. The suspension is expected to extend into mid-March.

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