Thursday, April 30, 2009

Suspended Phillies reliever Romero files lawsuit over supplement


A third of the way into his 50-game suspension for a violation of Major League Baseball's drug policy, Phillies lefthander J.C. Romero has filed a lawsuit in New Jersey Superior Court against the manufacturers of the supplement he says caused him to test positive and the two retail chains from which he bought the supplement.

Romero filed the lawsuit in Camden County, N.J., yesterday against Proviant Technologies and Ergopharm, both of Illinois, both of which were founded by former BALCO chemist Patrick Arnold, and two vitamin distributors - the Vitamin Shoppe and General Nutrition Centers.

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