Released in February by the Chargers, former buckeye Shane Olivea recently tested positive for (allegedly) illicit drugs triggering a four game suspension to start the ‘08 campaign.
The positive test is the latest setback to what looked like a promising career in San Diego after the Chargers stole him in the 7th round back in 2004.
Olivea earned the starting right tackle job as a rookie and started 31 of 32 games before the Chargers gave him 6 years / 20 mil in August of ‘06. Since signing for big money, Olivea has been a major disappointment.
Team sources say Olivea’s fat contract led to a lack of motivaton and it appears to be a poorly kept secret that he partied himself out of the league.
Reports had the Giants interested but that could change with the four game suspension looming.
Here’s to hoping Olivea gets the help he needs so he can resurrect a once promising career.