Former Chargers linebacker Steve Foley is being sued in federal court by the team, which wants $416,666 that an arbitrator ruled he owed the club after a career-ending shooting by an off-duty policeman in 2006. The suit says that Foley's contract in effect at the time called for a $1.25 million "signing, reporting and playing" bonus. But the deal also said if Foley could not play or otherwise breached the contract, he owed the club a default payment of one-third the signing bonus — or $416,666. In the early morning hours of Sept. 3, 2006, Foley was shot in front of his Poway home by Aaron Mansker, a Coronado police officer who was off duty at the time. He had tried to get Foley, who was driving erratically down the freeway, to pull over, and when Foley did not, Mansker pursued him to his home. Mansker said he opened fire because he thought Foley, who had stepped out of the car, was reaching for a weapon. The linebacker, who was unarmed, was hit in the knee and hip, and his career was ended.
I'm not great at following who's out there on the market, but yeah, that sounds better than Boone.
Yahoo! One of the walking wounded is coming back! We could make a live Resident Evil game with all of our wounded soldiers.
Oceanside and Escondido tag-team action. And Fabiani actually kind of likes this one.
The Chargers production (DVOA) is not looking good after two weeks. Their projection (DAVE) is still hanging in there. There's also some hidden value here. DVOA hasn't being adjusted for opponents yet. When all is said and done I think the Baltimore and Oakland defenses will come out as above average squads and the Chargers offensive DVOA will get adjusted accordingly. Can't say the same for the defense though, maybe a little boost for the Ravens, but the Raiders offense will most likely stay below average. I can't complain too much, you don't usually expect to get a lot of respect after a loss (even from a computer).
Chief leftovers. Yay.
(HD) Ray Lewis nails Darren Sproles to end the game. (via Rusty98UMtake2) Notice Ray starts running before the ball is even snapped. I think he may have known the snap count. I've watched a lot of Ray Lewis in my life, and I seriously doubt he would've risked giving the Chargers an easy first down there by "taking a risk". As I've said. Not a poor play call, not Norv Turner's fault. Even if that was a pass play, Rivers is hit before he knows what happened. This play is on the offensive line and their inexperience.
The NFL has fined San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers $7,500 for taunting in Monday night's victory at Oakland. Rivers was involved in an incident with Raiders defensive lineman Gerard Warren which resulted in a 15-yard penalty as well as the fine.The Associated Press: NFL fines Rivers $7,500 for taunting
The San Diego Chargers have outscored the Dallas Cowboys, the Houston Texans and the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers - at least when it comes to campaign cash. A study by the Center for Responsive Politics shows how much money NFL teams and their owners and executives have contributed to federal candidates in the last 20 years. Contributions from 20 of the 32 teams' associates exceeded $100,000. The Chargers led the rush with $2.4 million in donations since 1990.San Diego Chargers tops in campaign contributions | Local News | Star-Telegram