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Chargers release lineman Ndukwe after practice fight

Bears running back Barber gets past Martin of the Chargers in the second half of their NFL game in Chicago Reuters

Chargers offensive lineman Ikechuku Ndukwe wasn’t happy with how his teammate Vaughn Martin was bull rushing him in practice,  and asked him to stop.

Martin didn’t stop, so Ndukwe tried to beat the crap out of Martin.

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Chargers cut Ndukwe Friday after he dropped Martin with a punch and then kicked him during Thursday’s practice.

The Chargers have dealt with a number of injuries on the offensive line, but Ndukwe wasn’t a key member of the team. He’s appeared in two games as a reserve.

(That’s why we’re including a picture of Martin. There isn’t a good one of Ndukwe.)

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25 Responses to “Chargers release lineman Ndukwe after practice fight”
  1. trbowman says: Dec 9, 2011 3:13 PM

    Heat of battle but kicking someone while they are down is weak. Peace Ike.

  2. realistik84 says: Dec 9, 2011 3:14 PM

    Vids or it didnt happen!

  3. suhnum1fan says: Dec 9, 2011 3:16 PM

    get into boxing now

  4. test2402 says: Dec 9, 2011 3:18 PM

    Let’s see him try to fight Tim Tebow.

  5. slyordie says: Dec 9, 2011 3:18 PM

    Should have fought AJ instead

  6. mrgroovesd says: Dec 9, 2011 3:21 PM

    Well then, hopefully they pick up another lineman or a LB.

  7. rc33 says: Dec 9, 2011 3:22 PM

    Grew tired of pronouncing his name, no doubt.

  8. irishnativeson says: Dec 9, 2011 3:27 PM

    You gotta pace yourself, it’s a long season, especially if your a not oft used reserve…..

  9. elroyjetsson says: Dec 9, 2011 3:28 PM

    Well he asked him nicely twice.

  10. wegonnadoitbaby says: Dec 9, 2011 3:29 PM

    “The asthma field is over there.” Way to make a statement. Cut an offensive lineman who doesn’t get on the field even when they don’t have any. Annoying.

  11. broncobeta says: Dec 9, 2011 3:32 PM

    Does he realize that this is the highest paying job he’ll ever have? Or does he just not like money?

  12. bengarciareyes says: Dec 9, 2011 3:36 PM

    He wasn’t an offensive line man. He was a defensive tackle. now he’s un-employed.

  13. bengarciareyes says: Dec 9, 2011 3:38 PM

    no wait, he was an o-line guy, thought they cut another long named dude. they’ll all be at home in January anyways.

  14. jimmysee says: Dec 9, 2011 3:41 PM

    Sounds like a candidate for the Lions.

  15. marionbarber24isgod says: Dec 9, 2011 3:48 PM

    Marion Barber is a beast!!

  16. freedomispopular says: Dec 9, 2011 3:50 PM

    What are you gonna do in a game? “Oh, please stop bull rushing me. I don’t like it.”???

  17. granadafan says: Dec 9, 2011 3:58 PM

    Kicking a man while he’s down? See what role models like Suh have done? Cowardly.

  18. deepseabreeze says: Dec 9, 2011 4:04 PM

    when did chinedum change his name and gain 100 pounds and become a lineman?

  19. dacapt704 says: Dec 9, 2011 4:12 PM

    Whats cowardly? he was down AFTER getting dropped by a punch..its called a fight. Im guessing from those who posted before me that most of you were never in one! LOL

    The kick was just an incentive NOT to get up..oh well, keep your guard up and move your head side to side, learned this boxing at PAL

  20. EJ says: Dec 9, 2011 4:24 PM

    Does anybody know who Ikechuku Ndukwe is?
    He must have some balls laying the smack down on his own teammate. Big balls, little brain. Either way, the dude is unemployed.

  21. ambitoos says: Dec 9, 2011 4:25 PM

    As a Charger fan, we don’t want any stupid people on our team anyway. We’ve got enough problems this year without putting up with that crap. Good riddance.

  22. joetoronto says: Dec 9, 2011 5:31 PM

    Who cares if it was a fight, a Charger actually won something!

  23. DubZ480 says: Dec 9, 2011 5:44 PM

    Should have released the “coach”

  24. sullijo1 says: Dec 9, 2011 5:49 PM

    Ever since Tim Tebow beat this team, they have been in-fighting.

  25. seanb20124 says: Dec 10, 2011 8:05 AM

    Ndukwe is from northwestern, he’ll be fine

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