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Chargers players busted for partying in Minnesota

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Trumpet_Man, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    Chargers dismiss head of security

    By Kevin Acee

    UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

    November 11, 2007
    It likely had nothing to do with the loss, but it doesn't look good for a team mired in an underwhelming season.
    Two nights before what turned out to be one of the team's worst performances in recent years, some Chargers players stayed out past curfew last Friday in Minneapolis.

    At least partially due to that breach, director of security Mike Cash, only on the job since May, was fired.

    “You can't lay it all on this,” one high-ranking source said of Cash's dismissal. “It just didn't fit, unfortunately.”

    One source said the offending players “tried to get one over on the new guy,” referring to Cash. The Chargers' security force guards the players' floor at the team's hotel and is partially responsible for making sure players are in on time. There is also a bed check.

    It is not known how many players defied curfew. “It wasn't many,” one source said. The offending players – “a few” in number – were fined, according to sources.

    Certainly, some on the outside will insist this is a reflection of a lack of discipline under first-year coach Norv Turner. But several sources said players missing curfew has been an issue on multiple occasions in recent years. And Turner reinstated the team staying at a hotel the night before home games in part to keep a tight control on players.

    Turner would not comment yesterday.

    The decision to fire Cash was made by General Manager A.J. Smith, as Cash reports to the football operations side of the team. Smith declined to discuss players missing the midnight curfew or details of Cash's dismissal.

    “Someone is no longer with us,” Smith said. “There are lots of reasons why people join the Chargers and lots of reasons why they're no longer with us.”

    Dick Lewis, who served as the Chargers' director of security for 18 seasons before moving into a new post this year, will take over for Cash.
     
  2. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    Reading this **** just pisssses me off. :icon_evil:
     
  3. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Boys will be boys.:bolt:
     
  4. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    I just told this story to el wifey and she said fuc them. :lol:

    She wants names to send nasty letters. She said the players do not care when they do that kind of **** and we spend a lot of money and they go out and do this crap. She said fuc them. :lol::icon_eek:
     
  5. Thread_Killer

    Thread_Killer Well-Known Member

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    I'm having a difficult time rooting for this team right now. They have no balls, they are a bunch of whiny wussies, I find it hard to believe that the coaching has not played a part in this change in personality.
     
  6. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    I hear you and that is why I have started partying now. :lol:

    I have a feeling we pull this one out but Norv will not have proved **** to me until we win in the playoffs. That's if we make the playoffs
     
  7. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

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    Yep. No big deal, unless you're the guy that got fired.
     
  8. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I thought you said "Norv is going to unwrap his secret weapon tonight" don't tell me you were just pissin up a rope.
     
  9. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    That's the downside to the whole thing. The players are young and can bounce back from a hangover, unlike some of the old fawkers in here.:bolt::icon_toast::icon_eek:
     
  10. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    Watch for the secret weapon. It has been a closely guarded secret. More secret than Area 51. :icon_eek::yes:
     
  11. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    So if I blink, I will miss it?:icon_shrug::icon_huh::icon_eek:
     
  12. RM24

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    Wow, so THIS is the reason we weren't prepared, outcoached, Rivers playing like crap and couldn't tackle! Man, Dean and AJ have solved the riddle!!! :no:
     
  13. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    What, the half time firing of Ted Cottrell?
     
  14. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Maybe its just a few guys joking around :tup:
     
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    A new security director is just what this team needs. Championship! :bolt:
     
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    I think we just need to fire Norv and pronto!

    AJ was wrong whe he said Oakland and Washington arent tehe San Diego Chargers because it just dont matter. Norv is a loser period as a HC no matter where he is.
     
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    :icon_rofl:

    I hear alot of **** about these guys partying their asses off downtown. I would be willing to bet anything that one of the offenders was Merriman.

    TK's point about the character of the team is spot on.
     
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    If he doesn't as soon as the seaosn ends Spanos should **** caan AJ as well. AJ has an ego problem, though, and I am not certain that he will admit his mistake so soon.
     
  19. Shamrock

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    I am real fuggin' pissed off.

    **** these *** players. Seriously, this is bullshit.
     
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    This is just an extension of the same BS...undisiplined off the field, undisiplined on the field...thank you Norv...and AJ.
     
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    BFD, Marty's first training camp here I was at a party and at about midnight in wanders Seau and Ruff. I left at 2 and they were still there. Practice the next day started at 6 am. :icon_eek:
     
  22. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    The boys need a little break from time to time. Get loose and get funky, it's good for what can become a grind.:bolt:
     
  23. CoronaDoug

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    Shows the lack of a sack by Norv. These players should be fined.
     
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    Big difference between training camp and regular season...especially with a team that has shown no ability to do anything except beat the weakest teams.
     
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    Should have used this as an excuse to fire Norv
     
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    They have all the rest of the year to party. They should have known better.
     
  27. foober

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    was there any mention of a party boat.

    I used to date a girl from minnesota. And believe you me. They're worth the fines. Hot babes.:yes::flag:
     

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