“I made a mistake and take full responsibility,” Liuget said. “As part of my training program, I placed my trust in someone who, in hindsight, was not well-versed in the NFL’s policy on banned substances. As players, we’re told time and again that the NFL holds you responsible for anything in your body. Even if you take it accidentally, it’s on you.”
He apologized to his teammates, family and Charger fans.
Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco said that while the mistake was “unintentional,” Liuget “understands how disappointing this is for everyone in the organization.”
“I’m pleased he has accepted responsibility on the matter, and we respect and support the league’s decision,” Telesco said. “We also support Corey. Few people have a bigger heart and have done more for the community.”
Earlier this month, Liuget made a $10,000 donation to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football team to create a scholarship fund honoring a football coach killed in the massacre at the school in Parkland, Florida.
The scholarship funded by the Coach Aaron Feis Scholarship Fund will go to a graduating member of the football team who exhibits characteristics representative of who Feis was and the traits he valued, Liuget said.
Liuget, who was raised in Hialeah, FL, presented the donation to the team at Pine Trails Park in Parkland. He spoke to the team and joined players in a workout.
Feis, an assistant football coach and security guard, was shot and killed as he shielded two students on Feb. 14.
— City News Service
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