SAN DIEGO -- Prosecutors on Thursday requested a blood sample of Chargers linebacker Steve Foley on suspicion that he was using performance-enhancing drugs when he was shot and seriously wounded by an off-duty police officer.
In an affidavit for a search warrant, an investigator said Foley's blood-alcohol level was 0.233 percent when he was shot Sept. 3 outside his home, nearly three times California's legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Authorities have no evidence that Foley was using performance-enhancing drugs but want to test his blood because the linebacker has had previous run-ins with law enforcement, according to the affidavit
"His history of aggressive and even violent contact with law enforcement indicates the possibility of more than mere alcohol involvement," wrote criminal investigator Dan Nordell. "[Steroids] can cause erratic behavior in those that use them. This has been given names like 'roid rage for the uncontrollable outbursts and violence experienced by some users."