It Turns Out The San Diego Chargers Might Just Be A Big Bunch Of Dirty Cheaters

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Gee, I wonder what could possibly be more embarrassing than blowing a 24-0 halftime lead and losing 35-24 to a division rival on Monday Night Football?

Maybe if it was revealed that you were cheating the whole time and still managed to choke?

Yeah, that would be awfully embarrassing…right, San Diego Chargers?

Seriously, as if it wasn’t bad enough that the Chargers gave up 34 unanswered points to Peyton Manning and the Broncos last Monday night to complete one of the most epic choke-jobs in NFL history, the team is now being investigated by the NFL for the use of Stickum.

Stickum, of course, is the sticky goo players put on their hands to help them catch the ball. It was officially banned by the league back in 1981, but like most banned substances in sports, it’s obviously still in use.

In the case of the Chargers, word on the street (as reported by Fox) is that a linesman spotted a strange substance on some towels being handled by one of the team’s equipment managers during the Monday night humiliation. The official tried to confiscate the substance, but the manager refused. Then the guy was forced to empty his pockets, and the ref found some kind of skin-colored tape.

Uh oh!

Anyway, all this just makes a humiliating week even worse for the Chargers. You see, club spokesman Bill Johnston followed up the Monday debacle by berating upset fans on the team’s web site, telling them it was “time to take a chill pill.”

And did I mention that Norv Turner is still the coach? Seriously. The problems just continue to pile up for these Chargers.

Hat Tip – [ESPN]

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