Mizzou Players Promoted Company that Swindled David Vobora
Apparently lying to your customer costs $5.4 million these days.
That’s the sum Rams linebacker David Vobora was awarded in a lawsuit against S.W.A.T.S. for misrepresenting performance enhancement products he used that ultimately landed him on the NFL suspension list in 2009 after he tested positive for an illegal substance.
S.W.A.T.S. played a few unsuccessful cards in their defense but certainly will never have the luxury of simply claiming that an athlete misunderstood whether their products contained illegal substances considering the acronym “S.W.A.T.S.” is advertised on their website as “Sports With Alternatives to Steroids“. Perhaps it just shortened the initial acronym of “S.W.A.T.S.T.W.S.G.Y.S” or “Sports With Alternatives to Steroids That Will Still Get You Suspended.”
While Vobora’s issues were caused by their product known as The Ultimate Spray featuring Lipsomal Deer Antler Technology, it is not the only product S.W.A.T.S. advertises and Vobora was not the only local endorser.
Of the numerous testimonials on their site for various products, amongst those offering rave reviews of the S.W.A.T.S. Athletic Performance Chips were several notable players who starred on the most successful Mizzou football team in decades…
Nothing has indicated that the S.W.A.T.S. “performance chips” include banned substances – the controversy surrounding them is for different reasons, mainly centering on whether they do anything at all. But it’s never considered an eviable position to be in for Mizzou or their highly regarded former players when the latter has publicly endorsed a supplement company that is now under fire for misrepresenting their products.
Even schools with a history of bad behavior such as Auburn and Alabama have recently been called out for their affiliation and promotion of the controversial company.
Then again if it could be worth $5.4 million to claim you were misinformed, perhaps it never hurts a player to try.