News & Notes 6.20.11

St. Louis Rams Linebacker David Vobora (Courtesy OregonLive.com)

Rams Linebacker Gets $5.4 Million in Tainted Supplement Case: St. Louis Rams linebacker David Vobora was awarded $5.4 million from Anti-Steroid Program LLC, a nutritional supplement company, by a federal judge in the Eastern District of Missouri after he sued the firm claiming it sold him a contaminated supplement that led to a suspension from the National Football League. The judgment included money for lost compensation and marketing opportunities, plus $2 million for damage to Vobora’s reputation.

State Laws Changing To Account For Increased Concussion Awareness: Researchers released a study in the Journal of Pediatrics concluding that football is the deadliest youth sport. Now states are getting tough on head injury laws.

L.A. Man Testifies Gang Kidnapped Him Over Shaq Sex Tape: Criminal proceedings took a juicy turn in Los Angeles when a music producer testified that gang members kidnapped and beat him to retrieve a Shaquille O’Neal sex tape on behalf of the basketball star.

Suspect in Giants’ Fan Beating Could Go Free: The main suspect in the brutal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium in March faces a court hearing to determine whether he should remain in jail for violating terms of his parole.

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