Many have questioned the fight shown this season by the San Diego Chargers, but clearly this isn’t what they had in mind. Former Kansas City Chiefs OL Ike Ndukwe punched and kicked defensive end Vaughn Martin, according to Kevin Acee.
Ndukwe was apparently upset about the way Martin was bull rushing him and told him to stop. It would appear as if Martin didn’t head Ndukwe’s warning and was taken out for it. In return for his attack, the Chargers released Ndukwe.
The veteran offensive lineman was just signed by the Chargers on Nov. 16. He appeared in 12 games for the Chiefs in 2009 before being released before the end of training camp last season. After not appearing in a game in all of 2010, Ndukwe resurfaced with San Diego and found his way into two games.
It’s hard to imagine another team taking a chance on Ndukwe. If you’ve ever been to a practice at any level — high school, college, pro — fights are normal, but rarely do they include a knockdown punch followed by a kick. And when they get to this level with an expendable player, it usually means the end of the line for said player(s).