Liuget claims his former trainer injected him a banned substance, without his knowledge.
Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget is reportedly suing his former trainer for $15 million due to lost wages, pain and suffering caused by his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs. Liuget is currently serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs and won't be eligible to return until the Chargers' Week 5 game against the Oakland Raiders.
According to ESPN, the person named in the suit is former Canadian Olympic bobsledding team member Ian Danney, who Liuget claims is responsible for injecting him with a substance banned by the NFL.
ESPN's Eric D. Williams writes:
"According to the 18-page document, Danney told Liuget he was using a high dose of an over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory to treat Liuget's pain following a Chargers game last season, stemming from prior breaks in the metatarsals in both feet."
"However, Liuget claims that Danney lied, injecting him with a banned NFL substance. The suit also claims that Danney injected Liuget with another product that required a prescription without Liuget having a prescription."
The suit also claims that both injections took place in California, where Danney does not have a license to administer injections of any sort or a license to practice any kind of therapy. Liuget contends that he failed an NFL-administered drug test for the first time in his seven-year career as a result of those injections.