St. Louis Rams linebacker David Vobora was awarded $5.4 million in his lawsuit against a Florida company (Anti-Steroid Program LLC of Key Largo, FL.) that makes supplements. Even more important than the money to Vobora was his reputation has been restored.
Attorneys for the 25-year-old Vobora argued that he used the company’s “Ultimate Sports Spray” in June 2009 without knowing it contained methyltestosterone, a banned substance that showed up in an NFL drug test and led to his suspension.
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 lost $90,588 in game checks, plus the court ruled he lost $170,000 in performance bonuses and $100,000 in marketing endorsements.
Vobora was a linebacker at Idaho and was Mr. Irrelevant in the NFL draft, being the last player selected in the 2008 draft.