Car­ing par­ent fined

Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - SPORTS -

SAN Diego Charg­ers safety Eric Wed­dle was fined US$10,000 by the team for re­main­ing on the side­line at half­time of a Dec. 20 home game to watch his daugh­ter dance in a pro­gram spon­sored by the team’s cheer­lead­ers, agent David Can­ter said Mon­day.

Can­ter said he and Wed­dle didn’t plan to di­vulge the fine, but changed their minds af­ter Wed­dle and three other play­ers were placed on in­jured re­serve Mon­day and then told in a team meet­ing that they will not travel to Sun­day’s game at Den­ver.

“If you do bad things to good peo­ple, you de­serve to have your dirty laun­dry aired in the lime­light,” Can­ter told The As­so­ci­ated Press. “Eric’s done noth­ing but give nine years to the Charg­ers’ or­ga­ni­za­tion; his heart, his soul, his body.”

Coach Mike McCoy con­firmed Wed­dle was fined but not the amount.

“We have a club pol­icy here and there are cer­tain things we have to do as a foot­ball team at half­time and make ad­just­ments and things like that so that’s why we did that,” said McCoy.

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