Caring parent fined
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.