San Diego Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser arrested

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

After a dramatic victory over the Kansas City Chiefs propelled the San Diego Chargers to an AFC Wild Card berth Sunday afternoon, Thomas Keiser created some trouble for himself. The San Diego Union Tribute reports that Keiser was arrested Sunday night on a misdemeanor battery charge.

Here is what is known about the details of the incident, which took place in Gaslamp:

Keiser, 24, was arrested about 10:50 p.m. outside of barleymash on Fifth Avenue, hours after the Chargers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in overtime to earn a wild-card spot in the NFL playoffs.

Keiser and another man had an altercation that turned into a fight, and police were called, Officer Jim Johnson said.

The other man had minor injuries and refused treatment from medics, Johnson said. He had no other details about the incident, which is still under investigation.

The team issued the typical bland “we’ll let the process play out” statement. Keiser is expected to play Sunday when the Chargers take the field against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Playing at outside linebacker, Keiser has been little more than a complementary player on a bad defense this season. On Sunday against the back-ups from the Chiefs Keiser started but then played only 24 of 72 snaps (per ProFootballFocus). He had only one tackle and did not grade out well in the run game or in pass coverage.

Still, the Chargers will need all the help they can get to stop the Bengals, so it makes a difference that they will not be without Keiser as a result of this incident.

Topics: San Diego Chargers, Thomas Keiser

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  • arnie

    Really?! Really! He had to be the idiot, go out and celebrate and get arrested on a night where there were a lot of alcohol indused hot tempers to go around. For crying out loud it was probably a Chiefs, or Steelers fan that wanted to give him an ear full.

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