The San Diego Chargers were off this weekend, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t still making headlines. On the heels of their historic collapse against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football comes news the NFL is investigating the Chargers for using a banned substance.
No, their players aren’t being accused of using performance enhancing drugs, but rather performance enhancing Stick ‘Em, according to a report by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
An equipment manager for the Chargers brought out a towel onto the field and when he was asked to hand over to an official, he refused. Finally he was forced to empty his pockets and inside the hand towels were found a form of Stick ‘Em tape that has long been banned by the NFL.
That towel has been confiscated and the NFL is conducting an investigation and the Chargers say they are “cooperating fully with the League“.
Depending on the outcome of the investigation, San Diego could face a significant fine or a loss of draft picks, according to Glazer.
Obviously the Chargers weren’t helped much by the Stick ‘Em as their offense was shutout in the second half of Monday’s loss while the Broncos scored 35 unanswered points.
The Chiefs fell to the Stick ‘Em Chargers in Week 4, 37-20, and they will get another shot in two weeks when then head to San Diego, this time with no Stick ‘Em in sight.