Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget is suing his ex-trainer, Ian Danney, for $15 million, according to a document filed to U.S. District Court in California obtained by ESPN's Eric D. Williams.
Liuget's suit cites damages due to lost wages and pain and suffering. The 28-year-old was given a four-game suspension in March for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy.
Danney, a former member of the Canadian Olympic bobsledding team, is mentioned in the suit as being responsible for injecting Liuget with a banned substance. Liuget claims Danney told him he was using a high dose of an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory to treat foot pain following a game in 2017, but that he was instead injected with both a banned substance and another prescription product for which the player did not have a prescription.
Liuget's former trainer does not have a license to administer injections or a license to practice any kind of therapy within the state of California, where the treatments are said to have occurred, according to the suit.