• Walt Sweeney, former Chargers great, dies

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Feb 4, 2013
    Walt Sweeney, a standout offensive lineman for the San Diego Chargers in the 1960s and 1970s, has died at 71. Sweeney was also named to the AFL All-Time Second Team. Sweeney was a second-round pick out of Syracuse in the 1963 AFL draft, and stayed with the Chargers through the 1970 NFL merger. The book details Sweeney’s early use of team-approved performance-enhancing drugs and chronicles the impact of drugs and alcohol on his life. He was named to the Chargers’ 50th anniversary team and their Hall of Fame. 17 at age 75, had started as a clerk-typist at XETV, Channel 6 in 1958 and worked her way up to vice president and general manager.

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