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San Diego Chicken
01-22-2009, 06:44 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/rumors/post/Chargers-GM-mocks-Tomlinson?urn=nfl,136190

LT's statement made from his website -

"I have been getting a lot of messages on my site regarding me leaving San Diego. I feel that I need to make it very clear that I have NO intentions of leaving San Diego. San Diego is where my career started and where I'd like it to end. I have nothing but love and the upmost (sic) respect for this team, the players, and the Spanos Family. Me being traded is completely out of my hands. I have ABSOLUTELY no control in that decision making. All I can do is wait and see how it all plays out. As for now, I am a Charger and will be until I am told otherwise."



Smith, who has acknowledged he is contemplating whether to release or trade Tomlinson or renegotiate his contract, was later asked about Tomlinson's statement.

"My first reaction was we both have similar feelings," Smith said. "I have no intentions of leaving San Diego. San Diego is where my GM career started and where I'd like it to end. I also have nothing but love and the utmost respect for this team, the players and the Spanos family. I have absolutely no control over how long I will be with the Chargers.

"As for now, I am the Chargers' GM, and I have major decisions to ponder for the organization now and in the future. My recommendation to Dean Spanos will be what's in the best interest of the team both short and long term. That's my job. That's what Dean hired me to do."

bergo23
01-23-2009, 04:40 PM
I think its just as easy to read AJ Smith comments as kind and understanding as "mocking" which is spin designed to get people to talk about drama that may or may not be there.

Geo
01-23-2009, 04:51 PM
The way some sites/people are reporting it, like how I first read it at Rotoworld, makes it more mocking than what it originally was I think.

I really like LDT, but I wish he would shut up. However this wasn't him talking to the media, it his fans on his website. That's different imo.

Thunder&Lightning
01-23-2009, 06:42 PM
The way some sites/people are reporting it, like how I first read it at Rotoworld, makes it more mocking than what it originally was I think.

I really like LDT, but I wish he would shut up. However this wasn't him talking to the media, it his fans on his website. That's different imo.

Good point. Could not agree more Geo.