A firestorm hit the football media work earlier today when FOX Sports senior writer Jay Glazer tweeted to his followers, that the NFL is investigating the San Diego Chargers after they were allegedly caught using a banned illegal stickum-type substance vs Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.
Bloggers, columnists, and television hosts have been talking about it to such a degree that this may be the next scandal that rocks the National Football League and puts the league in a not so good light.
We have had “Spygate” and “Bountygate” and now, we have “Stickygate”?
What everyone is talking about is not that the Chargers supposedly used this stickum stuff but that they where not able to beat the Broncos even when they cheated. As you know, the Chargers, lost to the Broncos after letting Peyton Manning rally the Broncos from a 24-0 deficit to a 35-24 victory.
The media and writers including some on this very site, think it’s funny that they supposedly cheated and Philip Rivers was not able to complete a pass to his own receivers.
A name has not been attached to the allegations that Mr. Glazer is reporting at this current moment in time. But, the Chargers organization has been forced to issue a statement and that statement was short and sweet.
“We are aware of the inquiry and are cooperating fully with the League.”
The statement was sent out by the Chargers director of public relations, Bill Johnston, but it was not signed by anyone in particular with the team.
A possible problem for the Chargers is that they are looking at a possible punishment if the league finds them guilty. With what happened to the New Orleans Saints and recent Bountygate scandal, will the Chargers punishment be much worse?
We will keep you all in the loop as the investigation continues and the team and league releases more information as they return from their by week.