NFLPA targets Chargers' doctor

January, 31, 2013
1/31/13
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There is new football leadership in San Diego. The NFL Player’s Association now wants new medical leadership there.

According to U-T San Diego, NFLPA leaders called for the Chargers to replace Dr. David Choa. He has been under fire in the past. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith brought up Choa’s situation in the NFLPA’s annual Super Bowl week press conference Thursday. U-T San Diego reported that player safety was a focal point of the press conference

"There is a team doctor named Dr. Chao who is currently the San Diego team doctor," Smith said during the press conference, "who has been found liable of medical malpractice twice -- twice. The same doctor was the subject of a DEA investigation. He's still the San Diego Chargers team doctor.”

It will be interesting to see how the team responds. If the pressure continues to mount, I’d be surprised if there isn’t a change made.

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