Chargers Fine Player For Watching 7-Year-Old Daughter's Halftime Dance
The latest example of the NFL's zero chill policy doesn't involve an illegal shoe or hairstyle -- it's far worse.
The San Diego Chargers reportedly fined Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle $10,000 for staying on the field at halftime of the team's December 20 home game to watch his 7-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, perform a dance with the Chargers' cheerleaders.
Weddle, who played with the Chargers for his entire nine-year NFL career, is also banned from attending the team's final game in Denver this Sunday as a result of being placed on the injured reserve list.
In a statement, Chargers head coach Mike McCoy reportedly said,
The Chargers are 4-11 this season.
Initially, it appeared Weddle wasn't looking to make a big deal of this situation, but his agent, David Canter, went public with his client's punishment after it was decided Weddle wouldn't be allowed to attend the team's final game.
Canter reportedly said,
Weddle will be a free agent at the conclusion of this season, but his heart will always remain in San Diego.