San Diego Chargers

LaDainian Tomlinson Suspended for Throwing Up Wu-Tang Sign

Adam RadAnalyst IJuly 16, 2008

The NFL announced Wednesday that they would be investigating players who throw up alleged gang signs during games.

After many tapes watched by Milt Ahlerich, the league's vice president of security, he declared that LaDainian Tomlinson was throwing up too many Wu-Tang Clan signs after first downs and touchdowns. The NFL has announced that LaDainian Tomlinson will be suspended for the first two games of the 2008 NFL season for his actions.

"The league does not approve of LaDainian's actions and holds him to a higher standard. We have repeatedly told 'LT' of these actions, but he just continued to keep showing the sign. The NFL needed to take action and show that we will not tolerate this, even from one of the best in the game," Ahlerich said in a statement.

LT, meanwhile, was available for comment when I ran into him at a record store in downtown Chicago, looking for Wu-Tang Clan's Greatest Hits. "Man, everyone knows that Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothin' to f*** with. I just love to show my appreciation for the best rap group of all-time," he said.

I agree with LT on this one, and he even pointed out that "cash rules everything around me." Hopefully he doesn't start complaining about his contract and miss training camp.

AJ Smith, the Chargers' General Manager, said, "The Chargers' organization is thoroughly disappointed in LaDainian's actions. We have warned him before, but he just kept saying that [the Wu-Tang Clan] ain't nothin' to f*** with and that we needed to chill out."

After asking about what the future holds for the former MVP, Smith said, "Maybe if we get him out of [San Diego], he can maximize his potential and play at a high level." So, now, what does the future hold for Tomlinson? Only time will tell.

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