Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget Statement is suing his former trainer for $15 million in damages due to lost wages, pain and suffering caused by his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, according to a document filed in U.S. District Court in California on Tuesday, according to ESPN.
Liuget contends that Danny told him he was using an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory to treat pain following a game last season. The suit also alleges Danney gave Liuget another product that required a prescription that Liuget did not have.
According to the suit, both injections occurred 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 claims that Danney lied, injecting him with a banned NFL substance to treat Liuget’s pain following a Chargers game last season, stemming from prior breaks in the metatarsals in both feet. As a result of the injections, he failed an NFL-administered drug test for the first time in his seven-year career.
Liuget is seeking no less than $15 million in damages because of lost wages, pain and suffering. Liuget will be eligible to return this season in Week 5 versus the Raiders. A statement from his representatives also said Liuget wants to reclaim his reputation, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.
Liuget has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s policy on PEDs. The 18th overall selection by the Chargers in the 2011 draft, the 28-year-old Liuget has recorded 260 combined tackles and 22.5 sacks in seven NFL seasons.