Chargers’ Corey Liuget sues trainer over NFL suspension

Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget (94) grabs the face mask of Arizona Cardinals qua
Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget (94) grabs the face mask of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) for a 15-yard penalty during the first half of a preseason game on Aug. 11 in Glendale, Ariz.
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The Chargers’ Corey Liuget is suing his former trainer over a failed performance-enhancing drug test that resulted in the defensive tackle’s current four-game suspension.

The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles, says Ian Danney — without Liuget’s knowledge — injected him with a substance banned by the NFL.

Liuget contends that Danney 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.

Liuget is seeking no less than $15 million in damages because of lost wages, pain and suffering. A statement from his representatives also said Liuget wants to reclaim his reputation.


A message left with Danney’s Arizona-based office was not returned Tuesday.

Liuget was suspended for the first time in his career in March and is eligible to return for the Chargers’ game Oct. 7 against Oakland.


The Chargers signed offensive lineman Spencer Drango to their practice squad. Drango, 25, appeared in 32 games with 19 starts for Cleveland the past two seasons.


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