Chargers under investigation for use of ‘sticky substance’ against Broncos
SAN DIEGO — The NFL is investigating a report the San Diego Chargers used a banned sticky material in the Monday night game against the Denver Broncos.
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer first reported the story Sunday.
I'm reporting the NFL is investing the Chargers after they were caught using a banned illegal Stick em-type substance vs broncos Mon night—
Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 21, 2012
The report says an equipment manager for the chargers cane onto the field with an illegal substance on hand towels. One of the officials, Jeff Bergmen, saw the towels and tried to confiscate the material.
Fox Sports reports when the equipment manager wouldn’t give it to the official, the officials made him empty his pockets. They found a clear type of tape.
The Broncos came back from a 24-0 halftime deficit to beat the Chargers in San Diego 35-24.
The Chargers said Sunday night, “We are aware of the inquiry and we’re cooperating fully with the league.”
The NFL banned the use of sticky substances in 1981.