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In this front page story on Saturday, The Washington Post reported that several Chargers have had run-ins with the law. In fact, at least 35 National Football League players have been arrested so far this year, the paper said.

Here is what the Post had to say about the Chargers:

One Charger, safety Terrence Kiel, was arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration agents at the team’s practice facility in September on charges of transporting and possessing a controlled substance. Another, linebacker Steve Foley, was shot and wounded by an off-duty police officer in an incident in which Foley was charged with drunken driving. And it was learned recently that unidentified Charger players were cleared in another DEA probe that has been passed on to another agency.

Later in the story, the report continued:

The latest development with the Chargers is also one of the oddest. DEA officials learned that Chargers players were sending large sums of money to China and believed they had a steroid-smuggling case on their hands, according to sources who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Instead, they came to believe the money was for knockoff athletic shoes that could be passed off and sold as name-brand merchandise in this country, the sources said. The case has been turned over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which has jurisdiction over such investigations.

VLADIMIR KOGAN

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