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Chargers cornerback makes waves with L.A. tweets

Malcom Floyd, Shareece Wright AP

Folks in San Diego remain fairly nervous, what with the Chargers unable to secure a new stadium and still struggling to sell all the tickets to the one they currently inhabit.

And so the locals understandably were upset with cornerback Shareece Wright when he took to Twitter to talk openly about a move to Los Angeles.

Matthew T. Hall of U-T San Diego chronicles the tweets and countertweets, which started with Wright making the following observation while watching the Lakers play on TV:  “Downtown LA looking nice. Wait till that football stadium gets built. #LosAngelesChargers.”

Wright, a third-round draft pick in 2011 who appeared in seven games as a rookie, attended USC, making his affinity for L.A. understandable.  But certain things are better left unsaid, especially on a high-profile platform like Twitter.

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38 Responses to “Chargers cornerback makes waves with L.A. tweets”
  1. joetoronto says: Jan 17, 2012 1:02 PM

    “Downtown LA looking nice. Wait till that football stadium gets built. #LosAngelesChargers.”

    Ah ha ha!

  2. yelix says: Jan 17, 2012 1:04 PM

    If San Diego citizens don’t want the team to move, maybe they should go to games.

  3. roamingabriel says: Jan 17, 2012 1:10 PM

    We don’t want the loser Chargers in LA.

    It’ll be the Rams or Raiders…

  4. alan says: Jan 17, 2012 1:14 PM

    Proving once again that just because you have a soapbox doesn’t mean you have to stand on it and shout.

  5. suprinelolskins says: Jan 17, 2012 1:17 PM

    if they were that upset theyd actually attend Chargers games

  6. horsecore says: Jan 17, 2012 1:18 PM

    Why, exactly, would the locals be upset?

    If they’re so damn upset, maybe they should sell that stadium out once in a while.

  7. khuxford says: Jan 17, 2012 1:19 PM

    It was stupid to say, but it’s the Twitter of a 3rd round draft pick, which really decides how “high-profile” the “platform” is, not that it is Twitter.

  8. clintonportisheadd says: Jan 17, 2012 1:19 PM

    Like the folks in San Diego don’t ALREADY know that it’s only a matter of when (and not if) the Chargers move to LA?

    Can’t fault the player when the team itself only makes a “year at a time” commitment to the town.

  9. selgaeinla says: Jan 17, 2012 1:29 PM

    Rams and Chargers will share what will be one of the greatest stadiums ever built for football…….unless you have to drive to it.

  10. larry321 says: Jan 17, 2012 1:33 PM

    So now we’re supposed to care about the tweets of a fifth string defensive back who’s barely hanging on to the NFL?

  11. faulkana says: Jan 17, 2012 1:33 PM

    I know that it is immature to laugh at someone’s name…..but, Shareece?!
    Is that the feminine version of “Sharon”, or “Clarice”?
    I find that often I am forced into immaturity.

  12. itsmammoth says: Jan 17, 2012 1:37 PM

    Oh no! I might have to drive an extra hour to get to the game!

    Same state, practically same area, who cares?

  13. chargerz4life says: Jan 17, 2012 1:40 PM

    It is really funny when Raider fans talk smack about not selling out. Yeah I will admit there are alot of fair weather fans in SD. It’s a transplant city, what do you expect (the best weather in the US) But thy sell out the majority of their games unlike the Raiders who until this year would average 1 – 2 sellouts a year and averaged 35k a game. To everyone else out there San Diego has alot of diehard fans and always will have them. Chargerz4life!!!

  14. nflhof says: Jan 17, 2012 1:44 PM

    Besides all the whitty talk about SD selling out this guy just asked for some attention at Chargers Park. One must wonder what will happen to him? Maybe a trade to Buffalo or Cleveland?

  15. getadealdonealready says: Jan 17, 2012 1:47 PM

    Chargers are my second favorite team, was there for opening day this year, almost half that stadium was wearing Purple, and it is sad when you have playoff caliber talent, and can’t sell out opening day with your own fans. If you don’t want them to move buy season tickets, and start filling the joint every weekend!

  16. ninerdynasty says: Jan 17, 2012 1:58 PM

    roamingabriel says: Jan 17, 2012 1:10 PM

    We don’t want the loser Chargers in LA.

    It’ll be the Rams or Raiders…
    ————————————————–

    HAHAHAH!! and the rams and raiders are winning? i really hope you were being sarcastic because that has to be the dumbest thing ive read in a while.

  17. ninerdynasty says: Jan 17, 2012 1:59 PM

    roamingabriel says: Jan 17, 2012 1:10 PM

    We don’t want the loser Chargers in LA.

    It’ll be the Rams or Raiders…
    ————————————————–

    HAHAHAH!! and the rams and raiders are winners? i really hope you were being sarcastic because that has to be the dumbest thing ive read in a while.

  18. patsfiend says: Jan 17, 2012 2:07 PM

    Spanos kept the contracts of Smith and old Turkey Neck Turner just to keep costs down and not rock the boat while they set up the move to L.A. It sucks, but it’s happening.

    San Diego is bankrupt, anyway, and the voters here will never pass anything that includes millions for the Chargers.

    L.A. and the NFL will never allow the Raiders to be the L.A. team again, as they don’t want to turn the spanking new stadium downtown into a bi-weekly crime scene (sorry Raiders fans, but you know it’s true.) It’s not happening.

    The people in MN will never let the Vikings leave. The Rams or Jags? Maybe, but I think Chargers still most likely.

  19. nineroutsider says: Jan 17, 2012 2:10 PM

    San Diego doesn’t deserve any sports teams. The Padres and SF Giants were neck and neck in September 2010 and their stadium didn’t even sellout…more SF Giants fans than Padre fans…pathetic.

    Move the team to somewhere that cares, funny thing is…it shouldn’t be LA. They hardly support the Dodgers these days. Maybe build the new stadium in OC, they do well for their Angles.

  20. tomsd1 says: Jan 17, 2012 2:16 PM

    Charger fan have been in a lose-lose situation since the Lord of No Rings was promoted by De-anna Spanos. Why pay the ridiculous ticket prices to go see your team now in playoff games, and then – not even make the playoffs – for the 2nd year in a row.

    The Chargers are gone unless De-Anna can’t get along with the AEG domos.

  21. play4blood says: Jan 17, 2012 2:20 PM

    If they’re struggling to sell tickets, perhaps they should lower the cost. It’s not that complicated.

  22. raidersfreak says: Jan 17, 2012 2:31 PM

    AEG wants the chargers period. If the Raiders want to come to L.A. the better hurry up and work with Majestic reality before they loose their chance.

    There won’t be 2 stadiums and AEG prefers the chargers.

  23. cletusvandam says: Jan 17, 2012 2:52 PM

    getadealdonealready says:
    Jan 17, 2012 1:47 PM
    Chargers are my second favorite team, was there for opening day this year, almost half that stadium was wearing Purple, and it is sad when you have playoff caliber talent, and can’t sell out opening day with your own fans. If you don’t want them to move buy season tickets, and start filling the joint every weekend!

    ————–

    Your second favorite team? I bet your first favorite team is still playing right? #bandwagon

  24. rohlo says: Jan 17, 2012 2:54 PM

    spanos will cut him, watch!!! its something you dont do regardless of situation..he is gonna cause more problems with money for spanos with those remarks!

    guy must not read much cause im pretty sure it will be raiders and eventually rams moving back to LA….

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/11/davis-puts-raiders-in-play-for-an-l-a-return/

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-raiders-stadium-20120111,0,1662534.story

    RAMS STORY below and possible jags move to stl to replace rams when they move back to LA..

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/11/30/if-jags-move-l-a-may-not-be-the-destination/

    CHARGERS STORY FOR SD stadium

    people make all kinds of uned
    ucated remarks when not reading the facts and whats really going on…didint relize somke players are really out of the loop…

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/11/30/if-jags-move-l-a-may-not-be-the-destination/

  25. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 17, 2012 2:54 PM

    I’m waiting anxiously for Shareece’s new book “How To Endear Yourself To The Hometown Fans”

  26. mrgroovesd says: Jan 17, 2012 2:54 PM

    Outsiders will never understand SD and hate them because we’re America’s Finest City. Who can blame them…I wore only one layer of clothes to work today. There are die hard fans here and I’m one of them so outsiders don’t see it much but we do go to games. We only had 2 blackouts this year compared to a whole lot of teams that had ONLY 2 sellouts this year. That’s pretty good.

  27. calihawk says: Jan 17, 2012 2:56 PM

    How about the Los Angeles Chargers of Anaheim?

  28. ltshouldstillbeinsd says: Jan 17, 2012 2:57 PM

    First, let’s address the moronic raiders fans that like to talk about how chargers fans don’t show up to support their team. The Oakland raiders 2011 campaign was the FIRST season they sold out all 8 home games since they returned back to Oakland from LA decades ago. Do your homework, it’s a fact. How’s the saying go??? When you live in a glass house, you shouldn’t throw stones…?? So although all you clowns in your scary costumes think you are superior, loyal fans. us chargers fans are their more consistently. Second, any of you geniuses who reference all the “other teams fans” ever think about why that happens??? And that it actually has nothing to do with football. If you lived in Cleveland, Minnesota, green bay, Kansas city, denver, and any other cold winter city, where would you wanna spend your hard earned money to go when it’s 12 degrees in your home town ???? Probably the city that’s consistently 70 degrees in January, and littered with beautiful women and beaches. So although many of you are too dense to see the obvious connection here, it seems to me the “other trams fans” are there for more than just the game……. Not to mention San Diego is a melting pot of people from other states looking to live the good life, therefore causing the mix of fans… I don’t see the masses looking for job opportunities in green bay and Pittsburgh….

  29. ltshouldstillbeinsd says: Jan 17, 2012 2:59 PM

    * “other teams fans”

  30. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 17, 2012 3:02 PM

    Its funny that anyone thinks that moving a franchise to LA will create sellouts. LA has some of the weakest fans in the country. Their main goal is to go somewhere and pose before they go grab a burger and get home early for bed. An LA stadium will empty out at halftime for most games, and unless the franchise plans on having about 20,000 people a game on the guest list with comp tickets sellouts will be few and far between.

  31. getadealdonealready says: Jan 17, 2012 3:08 PM

    Actually, my favorite team was 3-13, but guess who’s but flew to SD to see them, and was at every home game! Don’t give me bandwagon BS, or the tired argument that the only reason other communities support their team is there is nothing else to do there. Every community has a million things to do or people wouldn’t live there, it’s just a matter of preference. Get off your butt and support your team, or don’t whine when they, or their players talk openly about moving to a better place because there isn’t support for them in their current community!

  32. boltdaddy says: Jan 17, 2012 3:08 PM

    O.K. and now for a little sane assessment, first Shareece is a kid so he gets a pass on his first PR blunder, no big deal just don’t do it again.

    Second, LA has demonstrated a proficiency at LOSSING teams not acquiring them so shut, sit down and color if you can’t engage with some intellect.

    Third, SD sell 62,000 tix when is does not sell out its Super Bowl sized stadium, more than other “sell out” cities.

    Fourth, Spanos is on record in not being interested in AEG and finally Mark Davis is on record as being interested in LA is OAK fails on their new stadium attempt. Raiders are a better fit for LA if and when they get a stadium built; they’ve been talking not doing, for years. Possession is 99% of the law and LA does not possess a team simple as that.

  33. corvusrex96 says: Jan 17, 2012 3:29 PM

    All he is saying is what is already out there in the media.

    If the team or the fans don’t like him saying saying “LA Chargers” then maybe they both need to step up.

    Quit acting like you are moving if you are not actually moving.

    Go to the games or they will go somewhere else.

  34. skullraider says: Jan 17, 2012 3:37 PM

    L.A. Will not support the chargless. We’re better off with no NFL team in this city. Say no to dolt!

  35. roamingabriel says: Jan 17, 2012 3:38 PM

    ninerdynasty says:
    Jan 17, 2012 1:58 PM
    roamingabriel says: Jan 17, 2012 1:10 PM

    We don’t want the loser Chargers in LA.

    It’ll be the Rams or Raiders…
    ————————————————–

    HAHAHAH!! and the rams and raiders are winning? i really hope you were being sarcastic because that has to be the dumbest thing ive read in a while.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The way you write I don’t believe you.

    The Rams and Raiders have been to SB’s and won there. The Chargers never have. Also, the Chargers have pathetic ownership which is not interested in winning. The others have new, motivated ownership. Word is that even AEG (new stadium builder) met and doesn’t like Spanos…

  36. gmsalpha says: Jan 17, 2012 3:56 PM

    Having a name like his only makes him stronger. Imagine what he probably dealt with all throughout grade school and H.S, yet he’s in the NFL. I always find it fascinating, similar to players with the last name Gay. I don’t think I could do it.

    As for the Chargers to L.A thing, yeah. It’s happening. One way or another, the Vikings will get a stadium in MN. The Rams, although they can leave after 2014, their dome isn’t THAT bad, and the city just lost Pujols….TO L.A!!! Lol. Imagine their feelings about the city if they lose both. Now, I don’t know about the Jags. Mr. Mustache hasn’t really said anything regarding the fate of football in Jax, but it was a mistake to expand to N. FL in the first place and I’m sure he’d love to move. I just think two different teams will beat him to the punch, namely the Chargers and Raiders.

    The Bills will go to Toronto anyway.

  37. backindasaddle says: Jan 17, 2012 7:24 PM

    I’m guessing this kid didn’t ace the Wonderlic.

  38. rohlo says: Jan 18, 2012 4:54 AM

    gmsalpha

    HEY smart guy you cant have two afc west teams in LA …

    its gonna be rams and raiders!!! raiders are further behind the eight ball than any team in california trying to secure a new stadium..atleast the chargers have a ballot initiative next fall and the city and team are on the same page now.. rams lease is up in 2014 and today kroenke wouldnt endorse styaing in st louis… spanos doesnt want LA….

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