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Chargers say they are “fully cooperating” with NFL

Philip Rivers AP

The Chargers are off this week, but their P.R. staff is working.

In response to the report from FOX’s Jay Glazer that the league is investigating the Chargers for using a banned substance known loosely as “stickum” during the Monday night loss to the Broncos, the Chargers have issued a statement.

Wisely, the team has not asked the NFL to take a “Chill Pill.”

“We are aware of the inquiry and are cooperating fully with the League,” the team said.

Cooperation is critical, as the Saints have learned the hard way.  A bad situation only gets worse is there’s any lying or covering up involved.

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32 Responses to “Chargers say they are “fully cooperating” with NFL”
  1. ghjjf says: Oct 21, 2012 4:39 PM

    Chargers are in a sticky situation.

  2. ambitoos says: Oct 21, 2012 4:39 PM

    The bad news just doesn’t stop for the Chargers.

  3. 69jaredallen69 says: Oct 21, 2012 4:40 PM

    Obviously Rivers forgot to get in on that act Monday Night

  4. westclaims says: Oct 21, 2012 4:41 PM

    This story has nothing to do with the Saints.

  5. atwatercrushesokoye says: Oct 21, 2012 4:42 PM

    Will it be more or less cooperation than they gave the Broncos in aiding their comeback efforts?

  6. hooockey says: Oct 21, 2012 4:49 PM

    Stickumgate.

    Time to put an asterisk* on the Chargers’ championships. They are now tainted with stickum.

  7. theysone says: Oct 21, 2012 4:50 PM

    They must’ve stopped using it at half time…

  8. help me says: Oct 21, 2012 4:55 PM

    Do they have a choice other than to “fully cooperate”?

  9. footballfan58 says: Oct 21, 2012 4:58 PM

    Everyone makes mistakes and poor decisions at some point. Glad they are man enough to cooperate with the league. Used to be a fan of the Saints but now I have nothing but disgust for them.

  10. beeroncos says: Oct 21, 2012 4:59 PM

    Rivers needs some more of that. Slap some on his center’s tailpad for plenty of reload power. :)

  11. tincansailor981 says: Oct 21, 2012 5:05 PM

    Suspend Norv Turner and at least two starters for the season immediately

  12. mcjon22 says: Oct 21, 2012 5:13 PM

    Yeah, Stickum really isn’t that effective when your QB is as erratic as Philip Rivers

  13. mantastic54 says: Oct 21, 2012 5:18 PM

    As punishment SD should be forced to keep Norv as coach for another year

  14. sfsaintsfan says: Oct 21, 2012 5:28 PM

    Coach should be suspended for a year, WR Coach should be banned indefinitely, any WR’s who used the substance should be suspended, team should be fined $500,000 and the Chargers should forfeit two second round draft choices.

    The rule against using sticky substances has been well known for many years and is not a grey area.

  15. drillbit19k says: Oct 21, 2012 5:28 PM

    I really hope you stick with this story….I will be glued to my twitter feed….

  16. phillyphever says: Oct 21, 2012 5:31 PM

    westclaims says: Oct 21, 2012 4:41 PM This story has nothing to do with the Saints.

    Ah..if Payton, Loomis and Vitt cooperated with the NFL in the bounty thing, that whole mess wouldn’t happen.

  17. christopher525 says: Oct 21, 2012 5:31 PM

    @westclaims, if you don’t see a connection (as stated in this article) between the Chargers actually cooperating with NFL and the Saints choosing to do the opposite in relation to “bountygate,” you are clearly an idiot.

  18. jimbo75025 says: Oct 21, 2012 5:34 PM

    tincansailor981 says:Oct 21, 2012 5:05 PM

    Suspend Norv Turner and at least two starters for the season immediately
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    I am quite sure Bolts fans would support suspending Norv Turner-would be beneficial for the team!

  19. scrummymustard says: Oct 21, 2012 5:53 PM

    footballfan58 says:
    Oct 21, 2012 4:58 PM
    Everyone makes mistakes and poor decisions at some point. Glad they are man enough to cooperate with the league. Used to be a fan of the Saints but now I have nothing but disgust for them.

    I can speak for the whole of who dat nation in saying you aren’t missed as a ‘fan’.

  20. dbarnes79 says: Oct 21, 2012 6:08 PM

    They use stickum and they still suck so bad? Too funny.

  21. daknight93 says: Oct 21, 2012 6:14 PM

    I guess the chargers forgot to “stick” with the game plan in the 2nd half.

  22. footballfan58 says: Oct 21, 2012 6:25 PM

    footballfan58 says:
    Oct 21, 2012 4:58 PM
    Everyone makes mistakes and poor decisions at some point. Glad they are man enough to cooperate with the league. Used to be a fan of the Saints but now I have nothing but disgust for them.

    I can speak for the whole of who dat nation in saying you aren’t missed as a ‘fan’.
    ———————————————————–

    I should think not. I have principals.

  23. jonbeck316 says: Oct 21, 2012 6:31 PM

    At least when my Patriots cheat they are actually good as a result of it

  24. Grinds My Gear says: Oct 21, 2012 7:05 PM

    Time to put an asterisk* on the Chargers’ championships. They are now tainted with stickum.

    ———-

    Right “championship”, I’m sure most Chargers fan believe they have a bunch of phantom championships.

  25. bdoubleoey says: Oct 21, 2012 7:10 PM

    I wonder if the Aints fans are going to come to the defense of SD, since Goddell is now out to ruin both the Aints and SD. The difference will be the SD players will be man enough to admit the wrong doing and not try and act like they are not guilty.

  26. mattolikesthevikes says: Oct 21, 2012 7:22 PM

    Must’ve changed gloves during the second haf

  27. coachglove says: Oct 21, 2012 8:18 PM

    championship and chargers in the same sentence? I must have missed something.

  28. boltsfan14 says: Oct 21, 2012 8:46 PM

    Embarrassed to be a Choker, I mean Cheater, I mean Charger fan. The only good that can come out of this will be the end of A.J. and Norv.

  29. boltzfaninia says: Oct 21, 2012 11:22 PM

    They should ask for a refund since it was obviously defective.

  30. vipod4ever says: Oct 22, 2012 12:46 AM

    Are we investigating what hair care product Norv uses? lol, only the Chargers.

  31. bigbeefyd says: Oct 22, 2012 10:09 AM

    Stay classy, Chargers, stay classy.

  32. frostymugobeer says: Oct 22, 2012 5:06 PM

    make them keep norv and move to L.A.
    sounds like a fair punishment

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