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St Louis Rams: LB David Vobora Wins Lawsuit, Proven Innocent

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 13:  David Vobora #58 of the St. Louis Rams looks on the field during the game against the Seattle Seahawks on September 13, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Rams 28-0. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Ethan NovakAnalyst IIJune 21, 2011

David Vobora, linebacker for the St Louis Rams, has won his lawsuit against a Florida supplements maker and received $5.4 million in the process.

Vobora was suspended for four games during the 2009 season after testing positive for methyltestosterone, a substance that is banned from use in the NFLAccording to Vobora, the company informed him that their products were steroid-free, which led him to sue the company for intentional misguidance regarding their products. 

In the case, Vobora was awarded $2 million for the tarnishing of his reputation and $3 million for loss of future income. 

Vobora himself had to this say on the subject (via ESPN.com):

"Today is a celebration.  Today, I've been proven innocent...from extreme threats to fan mail talking about hoping I never play another snap in the NFL. Hearing that I'm a disgrace, having to deal with that daily...To really get the ship righted, that's vindication."

In three seasons with the St. Louis Rams, Vobora has collected 97 tackles and a forced fumble in 34 games (16 starts). 

 

Where Will He Go From Here?

David Vobora is expected to compete for the wide open OLB competition next season and he brings to the table a small amount of experience.  He struggled last season in a limited role, but this whole episode could pump new life back into him.

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