Linebacker David Vobora of the St. Louis Rams has been suspended without pay for the team’s next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances, the NFL announced Tuesday.
Vobora’s agent, Marc Lillibridge, said his client plans to sue the company that makes the supplement he tested positive for, and said that a toxicology report showed that the product was tainted with a substance that violated the league’s banned substances policy.
Lillibridge said that Vobora called the league’s hotline to check on the product this summer before taking it and was told it was not on the banned list. However, Lillibridge also said Vobora was told, “It was not on the list of officially sanctioned products, and ultimately a player is responsible for anything he puts in his body.”
Vobora made his second career start on Sunday in the Rams’ home loss to Green Bay, his first at strongside linebacker. He ranks third on the team with eight tackles.