Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser arrested


Celebrating a playoff berth has apparently proved to be a bad idea for San Diego Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser.

According to Teri Figueroa and Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Keiser was arrested at a restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego on a misdemeanor battery charge after an altercation Sunday night.

Keiser was arrested after police were called to break up a fight between Keiser and another man.

“We’re aware of the issue involving Thomas,” the Chargers said Monday night in a statement to the Union-Tribune. “We’ll continue to monitor the situation and let the legal process run its course.”

The Chargers had just wrapped up a playoff berth earlier in the day with an overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. San Diego will play at Cincinnati this weekend in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Keiser is expected to play for the Chargers.

Keiser has 4.5 sacks, 21 tackles and an interception this year in 12 games for the Chargers.