December 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) runs onto the field during player introductions prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers Running Back Ryan Mathews (Not) Arrested? (Updated)


According to a report out of San Diego, Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was arrested last evening after he knocked out a man during a bar fight.

Per Examiner.com:

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was arrested Jun. 30 at 8:45pm outside an up-scale San Diego nightclub, SideBar.

One witness, David Nieto aka Dj Wired, reported seeing a group of five Hispanic males inside the club proceed to speak to Mathews and another black male. All men including Mathews were described as intoxicated. The altercation took place outside the club gate where everyone smokes. Witnesses say words over a female were exchanged and Mathews reportedly knocked one male out cold and the individual was taken to UCSD medical hospital.

Mathews has struggled during his three seasons in the NFL, all spent with the Chargers, resulting in quite a bit of local fan backlash.

Drafted 12th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft, Mathews was the heir apparent to the great LaDainian Tomlinson and has obviously found it difficult to fill his shoes.

Update:

According to the San Diego Union Tribune, police are saying Mathews was not arrested -

“We can say that he was definitely not arrested by SDPD,” Rose said, “but there might have been a separate arrest that lead to that (report). … It was not Ryan Mathews.”

 

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