LaDainian Tomlinson

#21RB,
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 215
Born:
College: TCU
Birth Place: Rosebud, Texas
Draft: 2001 1st round (5th pick) by the
  • While in prison, ex-Chargers QB Ryan Leaf found a purpose
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    While in prison, ex-Chargers QB Ryan Leaf found a purpose

    Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Seahawks for Tacoma News Tribune for six seasons. Played college football at University of Puget Sound Follow on Twitter SAN DIEGO -- After a disappointing NFL career that veered off course because of an addiction to painkillers which ultimately led to prison time, former Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf now appears headed in the right direction. Leaf, 41, is engaged to Anna Kleinsorge, a 6-foot-3 former Georgetown volleyball player. The couple is expecting their first child -- a boy named MacGyver Fitzgerald, due in October. “My fiancée, she thought of it,” Leaf said about his son’s name. “And I just looked at her and said, ‘Are you serious? You

  • Here's how much the L.A. stadium delay will cost Rams, Chargers -- and the NFL
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    Here's how much the L.A. stadium delay will cost Rams, Chargers -- and the NFL

    When the Rams and Chargers announced late last week that the $2.6 billion stadium they are set to construct in Inglewood, still in its relative infancy, would already be at least a year delayed in its opening, I couldn't help but conjure images of f-bombs being yelled and coffee mugs being hurled across the room in the teams' corporate offices. There are also very real concerns about running well over that original $2.6 billion projection given the inauspicious start to the project, and the consequences are far more telling than some might want you to believe. Los Angeles has long been a fickle mistress for the NFL, and having to send this message to these two fledgling fan bases, at least in their current locations, is suboptimal at best. It puts the ability to host the 2021 Super Bowl in jeopardy, and while Rams owner Stan Kroenke still stands to vastly increase his already massive wealth over time with the construction of this football Taj Mahal, in the short term there will be fiscal pain for these two franchises to the tune of $150 million each in lost revenue for each year beyond 2019 lost due to construction delays, some suggest.

  • WATCH: Former Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman break into "Lights Out" dance
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    WATCH: Former Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman break into "Lights Out" dance

    After taunting opposing quarterbacks with the move for years, former San Diego Chargers pass rusher Shawne Merriman taught ABC 7’s Erin Hawksworth how to do his infamous Lights Out dance after an interview last week. Merriman would do the dance after every sack, and during a three-year stretch spanning from his rookie season through 2007, Merriman busted his patented dance quite frequently, amassing 39.5 sacks during said time frame. In 2005, Merriman broke onto the scene as a rookie collecting 10 sacks before leading the league in sacks the following campaign with 17. Right before the start of the 2008 campaign, Merriman reported he had a tear in both his posterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament, which left untreated, could be career-threatening.