San Diego Chargers to be investigated by NFL

Published On October 22, 2012 | By Karoline Zacharer

When the San Diego Chargers lost to the Denver Broncos last Monday night, it was enough to make them feel bad. Now they have the NFL to worry about too. According to Fox Sports, the NFL is investigating whether or not the Chargers used a banned sticky substance during that game.

According to the report, the Chargers could be fined or lose a draft pick if found guilty.

During that Monday night game, line judge Jeff Bergman allegedly saw a Chargers equipment manager come onto the field with towels that had this illegal sticky substance on them. When he asked that manager to turn over the towels he refused, and Bergman asked him to empty his pockets. There, he found some skin-colored and clear tape.

In 1981, Stickum and other similar sticky substances were banned by the NFL. They had previously been fairly popular.

The Chargers had a bye this week, but they return to work next week with a game against the Browns on Sunday.

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Karoline Zacharer is a senior at Bridgewater State University majoring in communications. For the past four years, she has covered everything from football to women's lacrosse as a reporter for BSU's Bears Sports Network. She has also written minor league baseball news for You can follow Karoline on Twitter at @KarolineZ.