St. Louis Rams linebacker David Vobora was awarded $5.4
million in a product liability lawsuit filed against a nutritional supplement
According to court documents, Vobora filed the product
liability lawsuit against Anti-Steroid Program LLC for selling him contaminated
product leading to his suspension from the National Football League.
Vobora was drafted by the Rams in 2008 from the University
of Idaho. He became the first “Mr. Irrelevant,” the nickname given to the last
pick in the draft, to start as a rookie since 1994. He was suspended for four
games in 2009 after testing positive for the banned methyltestosterone, which
was later found in the bottle of Ultimate Sports Spray he was using.
U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel ruled in favor of
Vobora saying “the court believes the evidence demonstrates that as an NFL
player, and due to Mr. Vobora’s position as a ‘Mr. Irrelevant,’ he had unique
opportunities to earn income from non-NFL sources to promote and market
products and events for economic gain.”
The judgment includes $2 million for general damages, $3.04
million for loss of future income, $170,000 for lost performance bonuses,
$90,588 for forfeited game pay, and $100,000 for loss of marketing
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