Now that LaDainian Tomlinson has left the Chargers for the Jets, talk is starting to emerge in San Diego that Tomlinson was never the most popular man in the locker room, with Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers describing Tomlinson’s departure as “a little bit of a relief.”
But anyone hoping for a war of words between Tomlinson and his ex-teammates will be disappointed, because Tomlinson isn’t participating.
“Honestly, I really have no reaction to it,” Tomlinson told the New York Post. “I don’t spend any of my time thinking about what’s going on there because I’m so focused in this football team and job at hand. I’ve moved on.”
Tomlinson hinted that he expected to hear negative comments after he left town.
“It doesn’t hurt me, but nothing surprises me because guys want to speak their opinion on things,” Tomlinson said. “Junior Seau went through the same thing with guys when he was the big star and he left the team and guys said how they felt about him. It’s the same situation. Good luck to those guys.”