JC Romero has filed a lawsuit against Ergopharm Inc. and Proviant Technologies, who manufactured the supplement 6-OXO, and the companies that own and operate the Vitamin Shoppe and GNC. More from David Murphy:
The lawsuit claims the following damages have been incurred, the amounts of which will be proven at trial:
- The loss of past income and earning capacity
- The loss of income and earning capacity which Romero can reasonanbly be expected to have enjoyed in the future.
- Past and future pain, suffering and humliation.
- Loss of enjoyments of life, past and future.
Here’s Romero’s statement:
“Testing positive and being suspended from baseball was one of the most painful experiences in nmy life and robbed me of the joy of winning the World Series and damaged my reputation in the process. I purchased an over-the-counter supplement that I was told and believed would not cause me to test positive. These events have hurt me deeply and placed a cloud over my career, accomplishments and family. It is my hope that I can finally start to put this event behind me and protect the interests of others who rely on manufacturers and retailers to be honest about their products. I look forward to rejoining the Phillies and my teammates at the end of my suspension.”