After nine seasons the San Diego Chargers have released RB LaDainian Tomlinson. During his time with the Chargers, LT piled up12,490 rushing yards and 138 touchdowns. Tomlinson was scheduled to get a $2 million dollar roster bonus and $3 million dollar salary for this upcoming season. Clearly at the age of 30, the Chargers decided they wanted to go in another direction.
“This is a part of the business that I hate, and it’s particularly hard when you’re dealing with someone I consider a friend,” team president Dean Spanos said, according to Chargers.com. “Change involving great players is never easy. I respect LT as much or more than any player I’ve ever known. And no one appreciates his contributions to this organization more than I do. That is why this is such a difficult announcement for me to make.”
We will be following LT’s free agency intently as he is one of the greatest players and individuals to ever play the game. Want to know where Hot Read Sports thinks LT will land? Visit Where will LT play next year?