Armond Armstead missed all of 2011 with an undisclosed injury, after a mysterious illness sidelined him in the spring. There was fall out with the injury, as it was evident that Armond’s treatment at USC affected the recruitment of his brother, Arik Armstead, a top recruit who will begin his college career for the Oregon Ducks on Saturday.
Today, according to a report from Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee, Armond Armstead claims that it was USC’s choice to have the defensive tackle take painkillers that led to a heart attack.
A former University of Southern California football player from Elk Grove filed a lawsuit today charging that team doctors repeatedly administered a painkiller to him that gave him a heart attack, and that after he recovered the school blocked his attempts to transfer and cost him a shot at the National Football League.
The suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court today by Armond Armstead, now 22 and playing in Canada, who said the injections of the prescription pain-killing drug Toradol were forced on him by coaches and doctors without his knowledge.
Armstead is currently playing in the Canadian Football League, after he considered transferring to Notre Dame or Auburn for 2012, only to ultimately opt to try and take his game to the NFL.