25 year old Rams linebacker David Vobora was awarded $5.4M this week by a Florida court for being mislead by a Key Largo, FL company called Anti-Steroid Program LLC. Vobora was taking a supplement called “Ultimate Sports Spray” in the summer of 2009 without knowing it contained methyltestosterone. Methyltestosterone a banned substance in the NFL that showed up during Vobora’s drug tests and it led to his suspension.
From the Huffington Post:
His lawsuit accused the company of intentionally misleading him and hurting his image in addition to lost income. The judge’s order includes $2 million for damaging Vobora’s reputation and another $3 million in lost “future income.”
Vobora also lost $90,588 in game checks, plus the court ruled he lost $170,000 in performance bonuses and $100,000 in marketing endorsements.
“The issue has always been clearing his name,” said R. Dan Fleck of Jackson, Wyo., one of Vobora’s attorneys. “He didn’t cheat. He didn’t try to cheat.
Vobora made 4 starts last season for the Rams. He played his college ball at Idaho and was “Mr. Irrelevant” of the 2008 NFL draft.