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chefsos
12-07-2005, 11:29 PM
Given the state of the current Oaklandites, this is more humorous than infuriating, but here it is anyway:

By BERNIE WILSON
AP Sports Writer

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Now it can be told - LaDainian Tomlinson's bruised ribs were caused by a little extracurricular activity at the end of a play against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday night.

Earlier this week, a viewer e-mailed ABC affiliate KGTV, saying that footage showed Raiders linebacker Danny Clark sticking his knuckles into the side of the Chargers' star running back.

"I will say somebody must be paying close attention to the play if they saw that," Tomlinson said Wednesday during his weekly news conference. "That's a pretty good idea.

"It was a situation where, being the Raiders, you kind of expect it to happen," he said.

Tomlinson came out of the game late in the second quarter and was taken into the locker room just before halftime. He returned to action at the start of the second half, and the Chargers won 34-10 to extend their winning streak to five.

"I heard the guy was giving him a little extra at the bottom of the pile," quarterback Drew Brees said. "Imagine that."

Tomlinson didn't practice Wednesday and was listed on the injury report as questionable, but said he expects to play in Sunday's home game against the Miami Dolphins.

"Oh yeah, I'm going to play, no doubt," he said.

Tomlinson said it's a small bruise and he could have practiced, but he and coach Marty Schottenheimer agreed that the rest would be good.

"The head coach was nice enough to give me the day off," Tomlinson said. "I like practice but it was OK. Sometimes when you practice all the time you get caught up in doing everything all the time, and when you are able to sit back and watch the blocking scheme and kind of see how guys come off blocks it is a little bit different aspect to it and I enjoy it."

X-rays and an MRI were negative.
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Dunit35
12-08-2005, 12:04 AM
Hahaha, damn Raiders.

KcMizzou
12-08-2005, 02:38 AM
Jesus... if the Raiders keep this up they'll have as bad a reputation as the Broncos.

greg63
12-08-2005, 04:32 AM
Jesus... if the Raiders keep this up they'll have as bad a reputation as the Broncos.

Well, I guess it's good to have a goal.

the Talking Can
12-08-2005, 05:40 AM
Welbourne would have grabbed his johnson.

Fire Me Boy!
12-08-2005, 06:35 AM
Shit like this happens all the time, so it's no surprise. You're pretty naive if you don't think the Chiefs do it at the bottom of the pile, too. I read a long time ago that's why Priest wears a visor -- he was getting poked in the eyes at the bottom of piles.

Difference is: most of the time, no one sees it.

KCTitus
12-08-2005, 06:56 AM
Reminds me of one Greg Manusky for KC...he was notorious for doing things at the bottom of a pile.

Crush
12-08-2005, 07:08 AM
What Fire Me Boy! and KCTitus said, this happens all the time.

C-Mac
12-08-2005, 07:12 AM
Art Donovan

Skip Towne
12-08-2005, 07:17 AM
Art Donovan
The McKeever brothers.

JBucc
12-08-2005, 07:37 AM
If they're gonna hurt him after the play, at least make it season ending so we don't have to play him

Rain Man
12-08-2005, 08:08 AM
Reminds me of one Greg Manusky for KC...he was notorious for doing things at the bottom of a pile.

Nope. No Chief would ever do anything like that.

Unless, of course, it was just one of those eye for an eye things. Yeah, that's it. The only reason a Chief would do it is if the Bronco or Raider did it first.