Chargers lineman Max Tuerk suspended for performance enhancing substance

August 22, 2017

Los Angeles Chargers offensive lineman and former USC standout, Max Tuerk, has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

"This offseason, I made the mistake of taking over-the-counter supplements," said Tuerk in a statement.  "In doing so, I opened myself up to the possibility of consuming a tainted supplement - something that ultimately led to a positive test for a banned substance. I accept responsibility for my actions and understand the NFL's policy is very clear on this matter. This is a very hard way to learn a lesson, and I will never make this mistake again."

Tuerk will be eligible to return to the Chargers’ active roster on Monday, October 2 following the team’s October 1 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Chargers issued the following statement on the suspension:
“We respect and support the League's decision on this matter. While disappointed, we appreciate that Max has accepted responsibility and are confident that he understands what is expected from him moving forward.”

Tuerk is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.

By Staff of and news services

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