Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 6/20/12
The last time that running back LaDainian Tomlinson held his No. 21 Chargers jersey in his hand, the prize ball carrier was filled with mixed emotions of gratefulness and anger. Gratefulness because of the opportunities given by the San Diego Chargers to perform on a high level in the NFL and anger due to not being able to finish his football playing in San Diego. Tomlinson retired from the NFL Monday and despite spending the past two seasons with the New York Jets, he returned to his former team to sign a one-day contract with all smiles, as he will be forever remembered as a Charger, especially in Canton. “This is a special, special day for me, just as it is for all Chargers fans,” said Chargers President Dean Spanos.  ”Few players, if any, have meant more to this franchise than LT. He was the heart and soul of this team through one of the most successful decades in our history.” “I couldn’t wait to watch him play because I knew I would see something special every week,” he added....
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