• Chargers cleared for use of 'sticky' towels, still face fine

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Nov 7, 2012
    The Chargers are mostly out of a sticky situation. “As a result of the failure of club staff to follow the directive of a game official to immediately surrender the towels when directed to do so,” the league said in a statement, “and to attempt to conceal the towels, the Chargers have been fined $20,000.” A towel company whose product sparked an NFL investigation of the Chargers expressed relief Wednesday upon learning the team has been cleared of any wrongdoing pertaining to its use of the towels. After consulting with the Competition Committee, the league said it has advised all clubs that the use of towels or other products that contain any type of adhesive substance is prohibited on game days until further notice. The Chargers didn’t come away completely clean in this matter. "I think the most important thing, obviously, is that there's a lot of people in this league that were using the towel and certainly it wasn't being done in any way to deceive anybody."
    • NFL fines Chargers $20,000 in sticky towel case

      SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The NFL has fined the San Diego Chargers $20,000 because it said a member of the equipment staff failed to immediately surrender towels when ordered to do so by a game official against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 15.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Report: Towels lead to $20K Chargers fine

      The NFL has fined the Chargers $20,000 for an equipment staff member failing to comply with a game official's authority during the Oct. 15 game against the Broncos, according to a San Diego Union Tribune report.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Chargers cleared in stickum investigation, face a fine

      The Chargers are mostly out of a sticky situation. While they’ve been cleared for their alleged use of a stickum, they will have to pay a $20,000 fine for not immediately following directions of game officials, according to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Di
  • Towel maker 'very pleased' with Chargers verdict

    The NFL hit the franchise with a $20,000 fine, but the penalty didn't pertain directly to the team's use of a grip-enhancing towel.
  • Chargers cleared in Towelgate

    After a three-week investigation, the NFL has found that the San Diego Chargers have not done anything wrong in using a sticky towel, Gorilla Gold. The league began to investigate the Chargers after a referee took the towel from an equipment manager dur…
    Source: ESPN.com

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