<
>

Morning links: Thomas Keiser issue lingers

Good morning. Melissa Mecija of Ch. 10 ABC News San Diego sought comment from San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy on the recently released surveillance video of outside linebacker Thomas Keiser attacking an employee at a local bar here last December. Keiser pled guilty to misdemeanor battery and received probation, including an order to attend anger management classes.

McCoy provided few details, telling reporters the team handled the incident the right way. He would not say if Keiser had been suspended by the team or the league. Keiser has been a full participant in San Diego’s offseason program, including organized team activities.

Keiser has not been made available to comment about the incident. It’s a curious decision by the organization to not address Keiser’s situation proactively, letting the issue linger until the beginning of training camp. Keiser still has not addressed the incident publically, even though it’s been through the legal process.

Ricky Henne of Chargers.com writes that Malcom Floyd looked like his old self in his return to the field on Tuesday.

Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego offers his thoughts on the Chargers’ first OTA practice. Krasovic writes that second-year safety Jahleel Addae looked fast.

Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego writes that receiver Keenan Allen is focused on getting better in his second season.

In anticipation of the NFL entering its 95th season, Sports Illustrated is presenting football-related objects from the history of the game. The latest is a 1981 San Diego Chargers playbook. The playbook is opened to the formation for the field goal-blocking scheme San Diego used in the team’s gritty overtime playoff win against the Miami Dolphins.

Will Brinson of CBS Sports crunches the numbers on point differential for each division over the past decade. The graphics show San Diego’s dominance of the AFC West, with the exception of the arrival of Peyton Manning in Denver.

Darren Smith of The Mighty 1090 talks with Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson in this audio link.

Former Chargers reserve quarterback Charlie Whitehurst lost his No. 6 to a punter in a wrestling match. Whitehurst will wear No. 12 for the Tennessee Titans in 2014.