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Former Elk Grove football player sues USC over injected drug

9:34 AM, Aug 31, 2012   |    comments
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former University of Southern California player is suing the school claiming team doctors injected a painkiller that caused a heart attack.

The Los Angeles lawsuit filed Thursday by 22-year-old Armond Armstead, who was hospitalized for five days after last year's incident, says USC team doctors injected the prescription drug Toradol without his knowledge.

USC has declined comment. The Sacramento Bee says USC obstructed Armstead's efforts to transfer at a major cost to his professional career.

The defensive lineman says didn't play his senior year at USC and it destroyed his chances to become a high-level National Football League draft pick.

Armstead, who played at Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove before going to USC, is making $46,000 a year with the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts.

The Associated Press

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