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San Diego Chargers director of public relations Bill Johnston was a guest on XTRA Sports 1360 Monday and shed a little light into why the team made the decision to shield rookie Manti Te'o from the bloodsucking group of people with microphones referred to as the media. “Right now, anything that he does . . . makes news,” Johnston said. “Right now, the news that people are talking about with him is really not the news that we want him to be talking about. Really, he’s a rookie, he’s a second-round draft pick, yet everybody wants to talk to him. Well, why? Well, it all goes back to that stuff that happened back in the winter, and back when he was at Notre Dame. He does make a point. People in the media don't want to talk about football with Manti, they want more details on his famous scandal. But on the other hand, he's a grown man. They obviously can't keep him shielded forever. “To us, that’s not what we want him talking about. We want him focused on becoming a Charger, on becoming a better player. Learning our system. Getting comfortable here. We want him talking football, talking Chargers, and that’s all we want him focused on right now. So we’re doing what we think is in his best interests to stay focused and become the best player he can.”
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After a good amount of time treading free agent waters, offensive tackle Max Starks found an island land on. The former Steeler signed with the San Diego Chargers on Tuesday, reports Josina Anderson of ESPN, and later confirmed by the team. The deal is for one-year. Starks, 31 played his entire 9 seasons in the NFL with the Steelers, and started all 16 games in 2012. Pittsburgh...
The San Diego Chargers have been in the market for an
offensive tackle throughout the offseason, and they finally were able to add a
veteran presence yesterday. The Chargers agreed to a one-year contract with
Pittsburgh Steelers free agent Max Starks, according to Josina Anderson of
Max Starks just added via text to me that he is going to San Diego on a , "one year deal...
According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, the San Diego Chargers of signed free agent offensive lineman Max Starks.
Max Starks just sent me a text telling me he is going to the Chargers.
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) May 21, 2013
Starks is a solid player that will help strengthen a weak Chargers offensive line.
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The San Diego Chargers won't be making rookie linebacker Manti Te'o available to the media until team's June 13 mini camp according to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego. The move is an effort to shield Te'o from negative media attention relating to the scandal of Lennay Kekua, his fake ex-girlfriend. To be clear, as most of you know, Te'o was the victim in the...
Left tackle Max Starks agreed to a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers to help protect Philip Rivers' blind side.
Starks, who is 6-foot-8 and 345 pounds, spent his first nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played every offensive snap for the Steelers last year despite tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the Steelers' playoff...
Josina Anderson received a text from OT Max Starks that mentioned he’s signing with the San Diego Chargers.
Starks mentioned that he signed a one-year deal with the team.
The Chargers have been in contact with offensive tackle options in the past few weeks, so it’s not surprising to see them some additional help.
Starks, 31, spent a number of seasons with the Steelers, but...
The San Diego Chargers are keeping Manti Te'o off-limits to the media - for now.
The star linebacker was barred from speaking with reporters at the Chargers' second open session of organized team activities.
That doesn't mean Te'o isn't out and about.
Maxim confirmed Monday that Te'o attended a party last week in Hollywood after the magazine included his...
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In what I believe to be a smart move, the San Diego Chargers are keeping the polarizing Manti Te’o away from the media as he begins his journey in the NFL. Via Chargers beat writer Michael Gehlken:
Per Chargers spokesman, Manti Te’o will be unavailable to speak to media until June 11-13 minicamp. “Organizational decision,” he said.
— Michael Gehlken (...
Keenan Allen learned the hard way that it’s a bad idea to offend your fanbase by wearing the hat of a rival team. Allen, a North Carolina native, played his college ball at Cal and was drafted in the third round by the San Diego Chargers last month. The wide receiver shared a video on Vine of himself eating at In-N-Out burger, but he was wearing an Oakland Raiders hat in the video...
San Diego Chargers rookie wide receiver Keenan Allen apologized Monday for posting a photo of himself online wearing an Oakland Raiders cap, saying he didn’t think it would cause the stir that it did to an ESPN reporter.
“Obviously I had a Raiders hat on. I didn’t think it would have the effect that it did have but obviously it did and I didn’t mean for it to happen...
The Chargers signed LT Max Starks to a one-year deal Tuesday. Was it a late offseason steal or an act of desperation? To find out, we chat with SteelCityInsider.net publisher Jim Wexell. He analyzes Starks' game in detail and calls him perhaps "the most under-appreciated player in Steelers history."
Are the Chargers missing a golden opportunity while Quentin Jammer remains unsigned? Is Tom Telesco better off leaving Max Starks for somebody else to acquire? Which position groups are set up for the most intense offseason battles? These answers and more inside this week's Bolts Notebook.
The San Diego Chargers are keeping Manti Te'o off-limits to the
media - for now.