Chargers should have had jersey choice

DENVER -- NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue will decide
whether the Denver Broncos will be punished for wearing the wrong
uniforms in San Diego on Sept. 14.

The Chargers filed a complaint after the Broncos showed up with
only their white uniform tops, forcing the Chargers to wear blue.
The home team chooses the jersey color and San Diego wanted to wear
the light color.

The usual penalty in such a case is a fine.

Tagliabue already has decided not to fine coach Mike Shanahan
for lying about an injury in that game. Quarterback Jake Plummer
was injured while diving for a first down midway through the second
quarter. At halftime, Shanahan told CBS that the quarterback
sustained a concussion instead of a separated shoulder.

Shanahan came clean after the game, saying he didn't want the
Chargers to have an advantage if backup Steve Beuerlein got hurt.
The Broncos had just two quarterbacks at the time.

The Broncos won 37-13. Since then, they have added quarterback
Danny Kanell to the roster.