Oct 9, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Shaun Phillips (95) holds his left leg after an injury during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. The Chargers defeated the Broncos 29-24. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Team Doctor Was Barred From San Diego Hospitals

Oct 9, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Shaun Phillips (95) holds his left leg after an injury during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. The Chargers defeated the Broncos 29-24. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

And the truth is out on why DR David Chao has stepped down as the San Diego Chargers team doctor. Here are the reasons via USA Today:

Two San Diego hospitals decided not to allow him to perform surgeries there anymore — a move that recently was finalized and jeopardized his job with the team, according to a signed declaration submitted in San Diego Superior Court this week.

In recent years, officials at Scripps Memorial Hospital and Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego conducted reviews of Chao’s quality of care and alcohol consumption, according to hospital letters obtained by USA TODAY Sports. Several former patients of Chao’s also had accused him of maiming them during surgeries or negligence, including one case that led Scripps Memorial Hospital to settle a case for $1.39 million.

That seems like a legit reason to step down. If you have no place to do your job, then how can you do your job?

Did that say alcohol consumption? So Dr. Chao like to sip a few cold ones?

I know the players backed him, but if hospitals won’t even allow the dude to perform surgeries then something is wrong. These are also the same players that backed Norv Turner. They are a little loyal to the point of ignorant. Just saying.

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