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Romero sues supplement firms

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Phillies reliever J.C. Romero sues supplement makers Ergopharm and Proviant Technologies, allegedly the firms failed to list all ingredients on the label of 6-OXO Extreme, a testosterone boosting supplement. In the suit filed April 27 in the Superior Court in Camden, N.J., Romero alleges the supplement caused him to test positive for substances banned by Major League Baseball, resulting in his suspension during the 2008 World Series and for the first 50 games of this season. He seeks compensatory and punitive damages. Proviant Technologies disputes the allegations and told media 6-OXO Extreme warns on the label that using the product may be banned by some sports leagues or government associations. Earlier this year, supplement maker AdvoCare accused a professional swimmer of defamation after she and her coach suggested to media that its products were tainted with a prohibitied performance-enhancing substance. The athlete has filed a liability and negligent claim against Carrollton, Texas.-based AdvoCare (1"The Tan Sheet" Feb. 23, 2009, p. 6)

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