Two of LaDainian Tomlinson’s Former Teammates Not Being Allowed to Go To His HOF Induction

Talk about a slap in the face. It looks like a couple of LaDainian Tomlinson’s former teammates – QB Philip Rivers and TE Antonio Gates are being barred from going to the former running back’s Hall of Fame induction on Saturday in Canton, Ohio.

Sporting News has the report:

Two of LaDainian Tomlinson’s former teammates with the now-Los Angeles Chargers are being blocked from attending the running back’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio.

Two sources told Sporting News that new Chargers coach Anthony Lynn is insisting that quarterback Philip Rivers and tight end Antonio Gates instead participate in the team’s first training camp session at the StubHub Center. One source said Gates is considering going, anyway, even if the trip draws a fine.

It’s common for coaches to give active players who are close with a Hall of Fame inductee the chance to attend the ceremony. One example is Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who was given permission to miss Cardinals practice this weekend so he can see Kurt Warner’s induction in person.


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