Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson is speaking out, and telling readers of his site that he has every plan on staying with the Chargers. “As for now, I am a Charger and will be until I am told otherwise,” he wrote on LaDainian Tomlinson.com. The posting came up after a number of rumors that the team was interested in moving him this offseason and making Darren Sproles their feature back in 2009.
The 29-year old was hurt during part of the 2008 season, but still put up 1,110 yards on the ground on a career low 292 rushes. The five-time Pro Bowl back has played his entire eight-year career with the Chargers. He still has three years remaining on an eight-year contract he signed in 2004 that, at the time, made him the highest-paid running back in NFL history.
“I feel that I need to make it very clear that I have NO intentions of leaving San Diego,” Tomlinson wrote on the Web site. ” San Diego is where my career started and where I’d like it to end. I have nothing but love and the upmost respect for this team, the players and the Spanos family (Chargers owners). Me being trade[d] is completely out of my hands. I have ABSOLUTELY no control in that decision making.”