NFL Rumors: Will the San Diego Chargers appeal their $20,000 fine?
In this game, San Diego’s equipment staff was accused of rubbing stickum on the gloves of their wide receivers which has been banned by the NFL since 1981.
The investigation is over, and it turns out that San Diego’s equipment staff used Gorilla Gold towels which were legal.
Gorilla Gold towels limit moisture and improve grip, but the NFL has decided to ban its use for the remainder of the 2012 season.
According to Michael Gehlken of nctimes.com, the NFL released a statement about this situation.
“As a result of the failure of club staff to follow the directive of a game official to immediately surrender the towels when directed to do so, and to attempt to conceal the towels, the Chargers have been fined $20,000.”
Gorilla Gold towels were legal heading into the game against Denver, so the employee should have done what he was told to do because he had nothing to hide.
According to Gehlken, the employee is not in trouble with San Diego’s organization.
San Diego’s head coach Norv Turner said “The fine is disappointing to me, but the most important thing is that there are a number of teams in this league using the towel.”
San Diego is expected to make an appeal about the league’s fine against them.
San Diego’s next game is on Sunday on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. San Diego is 0-2 against NFC opponents this season after losses against the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints.
It is time for San Diego to put this issue behind them and focus on a push for the AFC West title because Denver has a 5-3 record while the Lightning Bolts have a 4-4 record.
Four different reactions to St. Louis Rams’ extension talks with Janoris Jenkins
Four different reactions to the news the Rams are discussing an extension with Janoris Jenkins. Read More
WATCH: Sen’Derrick Marks trailer will have Jacksonville Jaguars fans amped
Jags DT Sen'Derrick Marks suffered a torn ACL last season and has spent the entire offseason rehabbing and getting himself in shape to make his debut early in 2015. Last year was a career-year for Marks, racking up 8.5 sacks. The Jaguars official Twitter account tweeted out a video of the process that Marks has gone through to rehab his ACL, and it will immediately bring Jags fans to there feet. Read More
8 best reactions to the HOF not letting family of late San Diego Chargers LB Junior Seau speak
The Hall of Fame is way out of line on this one and these people absolutely nail why this policy is absurd. Read More
Three players that must step up to replace what Frank Gore did for the 49ers
Three 49ers players that need to step up in order to replace running back Frank Gore. Read More