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Turner denies Chargers used stickum

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Chargers coach Norv Turner denied Monday that his team used stickum in last week’s loss to the Broncos, via the Associated Press.

The league’s investigating a report that an equipment manager came onto the field with a towel which contained a sticky substance.

Turner said the team uses a towel, just like “a lot of teams in this league” to dry the ball, as well as players’ arms and gloves.

For a team that’s got enough problems right now, dealing with this one is clearly not on Turner’s wish list.

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38 Responses to “Turner denies Chargers used stickum”
  1. cakemixa says: Oct 22, 2012 5:16 PM

    Towel with a sticky substance? We still talking about football here?

  2. AlohaMrHand says: Oct 22, 2012 5:17 PM

    Fred Bilitnikoff would be proud

  3. noeffinway says: Oct 22, 2012 5:21 PM

    Interesting. I thought the league confiscated the towel? If so, isn’t this denial a silly play by Turner?

  4. panamon says: Oct 22, 2012 5:26 PM

    Awesome job Glazer! Totally no damage done in “reporting” that a team was “caught” cheating when the investigation hasn’t even confirmed such a conclusion. Wait no, there was TONS of damage done. Absolutely pathetic.

  5. breeshasasprole says: Oct 22, 2012 5:33 PM

    If they find out he’s lying I expect him to be suspended for the whole year along with the GM if he had knowledge and whatever players were involved should have their names drug through the mud all over ESPN and sports illustrated and ESPN (which this seems to be a non-issue for). They should be “made and example of” for “cheating the game”. Now just WATCH how everyone is going to say that this is “Completely different” and WATCH how all of you who have crucified the Saints (Without proof) make exception for the Chargers. Cheating is cheating. But rest assured the chargers will get off easy.

  6. huskersrock1 says: Oct 22, 2012 5:35 PM

    Before anyone focused on performance enhancing drugs there was performance enhancing products. Stickum made Lester Hayes into the monster he was. He covered himself with it and in 1980 snaged 13 interceptions. Ah, the good old days.

  7. tfoltz says: Oct 22, 2012 5:39 PM

    Maybe they should start?

  8. yaryers says: Oct 22, 2012 5:40 PM

    This should be Turner’s make or break moment. if he’s lying, fire him now. If he’s telling the truth, fire him at the end of the seaso…..wait, no….just fire him now.

  9. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 22, 2012 5:44 PM

    These are my other guys and this sickens me, especially since they’ve blown big leads in back to back games SMH.

  10. cambodianbreastmilk says: Oct 22, 2012 5:48 PM

    Receiver-wise, Floyd is the only Charger that has a good amount of catches & yards…the rest of the team couldn’t catch a cold, including Gates. He’s a silly number of drops this year and isn’t helping my fantasy team at all. If their CB’s are using then it’s not helping them either. Through 7wks, Chargers secondary has dropped 12 balls that should’ve been caught for interceptions. Idiots.

  11. radrntn says: Oct 22, 2012 5:50 PM

    choo choo super bowl express

  12. goldrush36 says: Oct 22, 2012 5:51 PM

    I seen reports of a confiscated jar from the sidelines… Now it’s a towell? My only question is did the Charger’s DB’s step in it? Cuz they were certainly dragging behind as Peyton torched them

  13. bolted4life says: Oct 22, 2012 5:53 PM

    Norv said they were using Gorilla Gold Golf Grip Enhancer Towels… The website says “Dissipates quickly, so it doesn’t leave a lingering sticky feel” so it doesn’t fall under the Lester Hayes rule.

  14. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 22, 2012 5:55 PM

    Norv professed innocence. “We had a Native American shaman come in and say a few words sprinkle some holy stuff on the ball, is all. I thought he said ‘fixum’……”.

  15. catquick says: Oct 22, 2012 6:02 PM

    Yeah, Norm? They have the evidence.

  16. joetoronto says: Oct 22, 2012 6:18 PM

    Norval then went on to say that he doesn’t have any zits on his face.

  17. ninebarrows says: Oct 22, 2012 6:20 PM

    Norv does not appear to be the type of coach who would allow such a thing, I think he would adhere to his principles, even if gets stuck with the accusation.
    I for one will stick with the Chargers even though my friends are becoming unglued
    and shall remain glued to my tv this coming Sunday.
    Go Chargers Stick with it.

  18. jimnaizeeum says: Oct 22, 2012 6:22 PM

    an equipment manager came onto the field with a towel which contained a sticky substance.

    H wasn’t staring at the cheerleaders before hand I hope.

  19. dawsonleery says: Oct 22, 2012 6:32 PM

    I like it. That’s old school.

  20. r8rh8r says: Oct 22, 2012 6:33 PM

    When Goodell finds the DisChargers guilty of cheating, he will punish them (but mostly the fans) by making Spanos resign Norv for 10 more years.

  21. booker1974 says: Oct 22, 2012 6:42 PM

    Roger Goodell*

  22. socalraider909 says: Oct 22, 2012 6:44 PM

    I thought they already admitted to using it now they are denying it? Smh get it together already

  23. ripseau says: Oct 22, 2012 6:53 PM

    Every team in the league has a gel they use to dry off the ball. they put it on the towel. I wouldn’t doubt that’s what they found.

  24. sullijo1 says: Oct 22, 2012 6:54 PM

    Turner is cooked like my wife’s T-Giving Turkey. Stick a fork in him…..

  25. Deb says: Oct 22, 2012 7:03 PM

    Mike Wallace could use some of that. Just sayin’ …

  26. NoHomeTeam says: Oct 22, 2012 7:04 PM

    I have no problem believing that Norv didn’t know about the (alleged) stickum

  27. Keyser Söze says: Oct 22, 2012 7:05 PM

    Stickum only works if the QB can put the ball in the general vicinity of the receiver….IJS

  28. nmrdr795 says: Oct 22, 2012 7:06 PM

    Norv better “stick” to his story.

  29. fresh1205 says: Oct 22, 2012 7:10 PM

    “stickumgate” im expecting to hear about their federal indictments on outside the lines as norv turner watches the chargers from his couch next year. #getalifeNFL

  30. kenstabler says: Oct 22, 2012 7:20 PM

    Lester Hayes called me yesterday, he was proud of Norv. Just win baby.

  31. redstar504 says: Oct 22, 2012 7:34 PM

    Get ready Chargers Lord Godell will blow this up and ruin your franchise as well. I am sorry after the shenanigans the NFL pulled with the “bounty” investigation I don’t believe anything the NFL says. I am sure lord almighty and self anointed protector of the shield will overreact to the testimony of disgruntled ex-employees, division rivals, gun point affidavits, and anyone else with an ax to grind and turn this into a national security issue. An equipment manager actually doing his job and taking care of the equipment will have his life ruined. It’s just how they roll no proof needed heck it could be as bad as the Redskins/Cowboys situation and your team can even be punished for following the rules and treating an uncapped year as an uncapped year. Then again it could be like the Steelers and he might just keep fining your players week in and week out for you know just doing their jobs. You never know what your going to get when Lord Goddel gets involved.

    Seriously all venting aside why would anyone use stick-em anyway the gloves WR’s use today practically stick to the ball anyway. All this is, is hopefully just some more rope for Godell to hang himself with.

    That guy has to go!!!!

  32. raynman49 says: Oct 22, 2012 7:42 PM

    From what I’ve seen, the only one using stickum is Rivers!

  33. kenstabler says: Oct 22, 2012 8:11 PM

    Lester told me all you have to do is look at the ball, not the towel.

  34. louisianafootballfan says: Oct 22, 2012 8:12 PM

    You know, when this story first broke, there were multiple Charger’s fans saying that, unlike the Saints, the Chargers would show the class to be honest and cooperate fully. Now that the denials have started by the organization, I’m sure you’ll become all too familiar with people presuming you’re guilty based on evidence of a sticky towel (or in the Saints’ case, a disgruntled ex employee). You’ll keep telling people that the evidence is weak, the details are sketchy, most of it seems made up or coerced. The league will keep changing the story, and you’ll keep saying “This isn’t right”, but it won’t matter. You,too, are now “cheaters”. Welcome to the club.

  35. j0esixpack says: Oct 22, 2012 8:16 PM

    No team in football currently uses, or has used Stickum in the past because that would be cheating

    As everyone knows, only one team in the history of the NFL has ever cheated – and that’s the Patriots.

    In 2007 they violated a 2006 rule, which as all non-Patriot fans know, invalidates their 2001, 2003 and 2004 Super Bowls.

  36. cash804 says: Oct 22, 2012 8:22 PM

    The cover-up is ALWAYS worse than the crime…ask Lance.

  37. mark0226 says: Oct 22, 2012 9:30 PM

    They better get their ducks in a row on this one.

  38. pftcensorssuck says: Oct 22, 2012 11:00 PM

    j0esixpack says:Oct 22, 2012 8:16 PM
    As everyone knows, only one team in the history of the NFL has ever cheated – and that’s the Patriots.

    In 2007 they violated a 2006 rule, which as all non-Patriot fans know, invalidates their 2001, 2003 and 2004 Super Bowls.
    ———————————————————-
    Actually, Einstein, in 2007 they violated a brand new rule, in its very first week of enforcement, invalidating exactly ZERO wins.

    And you’re wrong that they are the only team to cheat….. there’s this little brouhaha in New Orleans concerning bounties paid to deliberately injure opponents ….. maybe you’ve heard of it?

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