The San Diego Chargers have fined NFL safety Eric Weddle $10,000 for staying on the field during halftime of the team's Week 15 game against the Miami Dolphins, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Weddle wanted to watch his daughter perform during a dance ceremony on the field.
Weddle's agent David Canter announced the news over Twitter on Monday:
Chargers coach Mike McCoy, who also confirmed the news, said the organization fined Weddle simply because it was a team policy.
Canter is now claiming that the team additionally put Weddle on the injured reserve list against his wishes and reportedly won't let him travel with the team for its Week 17 matchup against the Denver Broncos under the reasoning that the plane was too small.
The safety has played his entire career with San Diego since he was drafted in 2007, and the team named Weddle one of the its defensive captains at the beginning of the season. But there has been tension between Weddle and the organization for a while. Last April, Weddle told the Union-Tribune that he felt "highly disrespected" by the Chargers after they did not seek to re-sign him long-term.
It now feels like the relationship between franchise and player is beyond repair.
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