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Mathews wakes up, unsure why phone blowing up

Ryan Mathews AP

It’s one thing to go out, end up in a bar fight, and not remember anything.

For Chargers running back Ryan Mathews, however, all that happened without the “getting in a bar fight” portion.

Mathews put out word on Twitter this morning that he was not involved in a reported fight that led to someone not him being arrested, and told Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego that he wasn’t sure how it happened.

I don’t know how my name got twisted in all this [stuff],” Mathews said. “I don’t know why my name is even being brought up.”

Mathews has been awake less than an hour (he’s on the West Coast, so Rise and Grind rules may still apply), but already fielded many phone calls and texts about his  “arrest.”

He described the situation as “crazy,” and insisted he wasn’t involved.

I didn’t hit anybody. I wasn’t arrested. . . . I didn’t see a fight. I didn’t see anything,” he said.

Hopefully he can get some rest now, and hopefully people who write things about arrest reports can make sure the person named is actually arrested next time.

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23 Responses to “Mathews wakes up, unsure why phone blowing up”
  1. seenable says: Jul 1, 2013 12:06 PM

    #RiseAndGrind

  2. bloomer006999999 says: Jul 1, 2013 12:07 PM

    *Yes … I was at the bar, but I didn’t see anything.*

  3. fearthehoody says: Jul 1, 2013 12:08 PM

    Surprised Mathews was not injured getting out of bed!

  4. damnsureis says: Jul 1, 2013 12:09 PM

    Aaron Hernandez tried the same tactic with different results.

  5. donterrelli says: Jul 1, 2013 12:12 PM

    WHEW! So glad that’s settled.

  6. ctiggs says: Jul 1, 2013 12:19 PM

    I got in the fight, defending my boyfriend.

    – Lennay Kekua

  7. scadevage says: Jul 1, 2013 12:22 PM

    Regardless of if he was involved in the fight or not, he still probably got injured

  8. titansbro says: Jul 1, 2013 12:25 PM

    It’s the twitter generation at its finest.

  9. trollaikman8 says: Jul 1, 2013 12:30 PM

    Rumor is he hurt his shoulder reaching for the phone.

  10. pnut87 says: Jul 1, 2013 12:31 PM

    “So I heard there was a fight at the bar last night and some dude got arrested.”

    “You mean the one Ryan Mathews was at?”

    “No way! Ryan Mathews started a fight and got arrested?! TO THE TWITTERSPHERE!!”

    Probably not an inaccurate portrayal of how this all started.

  11. 3menandablog says: Jul 1, 2013 12:48 PM

    Let’s give the guy credit. He didn’t use any double negatives in his quote.

  12. paintan8 says: Jul 1, 2013 12:48 PM

    Actually pnut, it is probably an exact portrayal of how this all started.

  13. granadafan says: Jul 1, 2013 12:49 PM

    At least his phone wasn’t destroyed.

  14. b3nz0z says: Jul 1, 2013 1:08 PM

    forget-me-nows are a hell of a drug

  15. steelerben says: Jul 1, 2013 1:29 PM

    Turns out it was actually a guy named Matthew Ryan and he broke his collar bone before anyone actually made contact.

    I can understand the confusion.

  16. citizenstrange says: Jul 1, 2013 2:05 PM

    This reminds me of the story of Jack Kerouac and his girlfriend getting up and goingf out at 3:00 AM to read the first published newspaper review of “On the Road.”

    Of course all the review were raves and after Kerouac and his girlfriend returned home and tried to go back to sleep the phone started ringing at 7:00 AM …. and never stopped.

  17. dirtysouthniner says: Jul 1, 2013 2:06 PM

    Nice..

  18. peytonsneck18 says: Jul 1, 2013 2:45 PM

    i say the samething when my girl catches me with another female

  19. rayguyreturns says: Jul 1, 2013 3:20 PM

    “I didn’t hit anybody. I wasn’t arrested. . . ”
    __________________________________
    Sounds like he missed another blocking assignment.

  20. katoelf75 says: Jul 1, 2013 9:49 PM

    “Hopefully he can get some rest now, and hopefully people who write things about arrest reports can make sure the person named is actually arrested next time.”

    Just like making sure somebody is actually deceased before reporting them dead?

  21. raiderapologist says: Jul 1, 2013 10:29 PM

    Somebody dropped a beer and broke a collarbone trying to pick it up. Everyone in the bar said, “Mathews.”

  22. raiderapologist says: Jul 1, 2013 10:31 PM

    peytonsneck18 says: Jul 1, 2013 2:45 PM

    i say the samething when my girl catches me with another female
    ————-
    Sheep don’t count. They can’t say no. They just say “baaah”.

  23. joetoronto says: Jul 2, 2013 4:49 AM

    It ends up that the arrest was as real as the Chargers Super Bowl rings.

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