Tristan Thompson fires back at Cavs’ spending critics: ‘I’ve earned my money’

The Cavaliers are over the luxury tax threshold in part to contracts pushed by LeBron James. He wanted the front office to reward J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson in free agency, but is now questioning owner Dan Gilbert’s commitment to spending.

Thompson, who signed a five-year, $82 million extension in 2015, doesn’t like the fact that he is being pulled into the Cavs’ mini-drama.

Like we said, it will be must-watch television.

The NFL issued a statement Tuesday, saying “The medical and scientific communities will benefit from this publication and the NFL will continue to work with a wide range of experts to improve the health of current and former NFL athletes งาง฿ but “there are still many unanswered questions relating to the cause, incidence and prevalence of long-term effects of head trauma such as CTE.”

Currently, CTE can only be diagnosed post-mortem. The study’s authors admitted there could be an unintentional bias in the results, because “public awareness of a possible link between repetitive head trauma and CTE may have motivated players and their families with symptoms and signs of brain injury to participate in this research. Therefore, caution must be used in interpreting the high frequency of CTE in this sample งาง฿”

Last month, the NFL paid out the first two claims in its landmark $1 billion concussion settlement, which was approved in 2015 between the league and thousands of former players in a class-action lawsuit. It was upheld in appeals court in 2016. However, under terms of the original settlement, it “cannot be considered an admission by the NFL of liability, or an admission that plaintiffs’ injuries were caused by football.”

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