Chargers’ Corey Liuget sues trainer for $15 million

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A lot of people around the NFL were surprised when Los Angeles Chargers star defensive tackle Corey Liuget was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league’s PED policy.

While still suspended for the next two games, the former first-round pick is apparently blaming his former trainer, Ian Danney, for injecting him with performance enhancing drugs. In fact, Liuget is suing said trainer for a cool $15 million.

“Liuget claims he went to get treatment for broken foot bones in November 2017 … when Danney injected him with what he said was a strong dose of an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory,” TMZ Sports reported.

Liuget claims that he tested positive for a banned substance two days later, leading to his current suspension. His trainer then admitted to giving the defensive tackle a prescription, but denied that it was a banned substance.

It’s likely that the eight-year veteran used this in his appeal with the NFL. But that doesn’t explain away the positive test. Players are responsible for what’s put in their bodies.

The lawsuit asks for $15 million in damages, a number that Liuget claims will offset lower-than-expected career earnings impacted by his suspension.