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San Diego Chargers Team Doctor Quits Among Malpractice Rumors

According to a report from ESPN, San Diego Chargers team doctor David Chao is stepping down.

Chao, according to the report, says he is stepping down due to a “bad back” but the more likely scenario is due to the lingering medical malpractice rumors that have swirled around Chao and the Chargers for months now.


Embattled Chargers team doctor David Chao says he is stepping down due to a bad back.

Earlier this year, the NFL Players Association called for Chao to be replaced and filed a complaint. An independent panel cleared Chao.

Chao was cleared from any wrongdoing by three independent medical experts during a review, but that hasn’t stopped the continued onslaught towards Chao who was accused of negligence and was ordered to pay over $5 million dollars to a former patient in a malpractice suit.

Chao also assisted the San Diego Padres for a time being in addition to being the Chargers head physician.

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