Towel-Making Company Defends Chargers and Other AFC West News

Christopher HansenNFL AnalystOctober 24, 2012

September 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers fan waves a towel before the opening kickoff against the Tennessee Titans at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

The San Diego Chargers are being investigated by the NFL regarding the use of Stickum or similar substance. The entire controversy has probably been magnified by the fact that the Chargers were on a bye week.

The allegations revolve around the use of the team’s towels, and now, an Idaho-based towel company has come out in defense of the Chargers, according to Michael Gehlken of the U-T San Diego.

Per the report, the company that is defending the Chargers manufactures towels which emit a wax-based material that improves grip and repels moisture. The company’s response implies that their towels were being used by the Chargers and many other teams for the last decade.

As if the Chargers didn’t have enough to worry about, the sticky-substance controversy doesn’t seem to want to die. Hopefully, the NFL will conclude their investigation and the Chargers can move on to worrying about Philip Rivers and the pass defense.


Other AFC West News:



Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that “little fireball” Lamarr Houston won Defensive Player of the Week.

Paul Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports that Michael Huff poked fun at Nnamdi Asomugha after the two met for lunch last week.



Jessica Fender of the Denver Post reports that linebacker D.J. Williams will serve 30 days of in-home detention after the Super Bowl for his most recent DWAI conviction.

Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post says the Broncos know what to expect from the Saints offense.


Kansas City

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star reports that all 53 players on the Chiefs roster were scheduled to practice today.

The Kansas City Star reports that the Chiefs have released a limited number of standing-room only tickets for Sunday’s game.