The hits just keep on coming for the Los Angeles Chargers offensive line. 2016 3rd round draft choice Max Tuerk has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 NFL season following a violation of the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs per Adam Schefter via Twitter:
Chargers C Max Tuerk suspended first four games of 2017 season for violating NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 22, 2017
Tuerk, of course, missed all of the 2016 season due to injury and was not looking like he was going to find his way onto the field this season either barring injury to those ahead of him on the depth chart. He struggled to snap the ball and the coaching staff tried moving him around the line at guard, but he was not having much luck there either. Now, with this four game suspension to start the year, his chances of ever being a real contributor to the Chargers have shrunk once again.
Tuerk, as players often do in these situations, is claiming that he took a tainted over-the-counter supplement:
Tuerk said he took an over-the-counter supplement that was tainted https://t.co/ABBXgclt4f— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) August 22, 2017
What do you think? Does Max Tuerk have a future with the Chargers? Let us know in the comments.