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Police clear Ryan Mathews' name

There was a report that San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was arrested Sunday night after being involved in a fight outside a downtown San Diego bar. The report said Mathews hit another man and the man had to go to a hospital for treatment.

However, on Monday morning San Diego police told U-T San Diego that Mathews was not arrested. Police could not confirm whether Mathews was present or not. But the point is, the city’s police department said Mathews was not arrested.

This is a critical year for Mathews. The No. 12 overall pick of the 2010 draft is essentially in a make-or-break season in San Diego. He is immensely talented, but injuries have kept Mathews from taking the next step in his career.