Former Southern Cal football player Armond Armstead reportedly filed a law suit charging that team doctors forced pain-killing drugs that caused him to have a heart attack.
Armstead, 22, is playing in the CFL. The Sacramento Bee said the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, names the University of Southern California, football team physician Dr. James Tibone, University Park Healthy Center and an unnamed pharmaceutical company. Armstead is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.
He also claims Southern Cal blocked his attempts to transfer from the school and ultimately get to the NFL.
Armstead did not play football as a senior. He started 12 games in 2010 and was hospitalized in March 2011 with an undisclosed medical condition. He was never again cleared medically by the Trojans and the 6-5, 290-pound defensive end, who hoped to attend Notre Dame or Auburn, wasn't allowed to transfer.