Among the seven people being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this coming weekend is Chargers legend LaDainian Tomlinson. And two of his best teammates still with the team, Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates, have reportedly been told by new Chargers coach Anthony Lynn that they need to be at practice on Saturday — and not in Canton, Ohio.
Given their stature and their closeness, one would think that Rivers and Gates would be given leave by the Chargers to attend Tomlinson’s induction. It’s pretty standard procedure for teams to allow their players a day off from training camp to head to Canton for the induction of former teammates, after all.
But the Chargers are not letting this happen, according to a report from Alex Marvez in the Sporting News.