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Statement from Shawne Merriman

On September 6, 2009 the San Diego Sheriffs Department responded to a citizens complaint that was initiated by Tila Nguyen (aka Tila Tequila). I was taken into custody based upon that complaint.

At the time, I was concerned about her welfare given the intoxicated state she appeared to be in and I encouraged her to stay until safe transportation could be provided. We would all do our best to help a friend if we considered their actions to be detrimental to their personal safety.

I in no way caused any harm to Ms Nguyen, however, paramedics were called and she was examined but no injuries were reported. She was released and has since returned to Los Angeles, California.

There have been no charges filed against me.

I want to thank the San Diego Sheriffs Department for their professionalism. I will continue to cooperate fully with the Department and I look forward to clearing my name regarding these false allegations.

I want to put this behind me so I can continue to focus on a successful season for the San Diego Chargers.

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2009 PPR Sleepers: Pre-season Check-in

Ahmad Bradshaw

If you’re anything like me when it comes to picking sleepers, you go through the same routine every year. First, you establish sleepers based on your personal preference and creative thought.  Now turn back the clock to 2007; You and everybody else knows that Reggie Brown had a tremendous rookie year in 2006 and that he is a very gifted athlete with great hands .  Second, you begin to second-guess yourself.  You don’t know whether he is a good route runner, or if he has a good grasp on Philadelphia’s offense, or if he is a high character guy or not.  Third, you decide to Google,” 2007 fantasy football sleepers” and Rotoworld tells you he is going to be the WR1 on a great team with a good QB and a good O-Line in a pass-happy offense.

So naturally, you decide to draft Reggie Brown; a bit too early but you got the guy you wanted.

As it turns out, Brown and McNabb have terrible chemistry.  He loses his passion for the game because he isn’t getting enough looks and he drops balls left and right.  In week 7, when he has 17 receptions and 0 TD’s, you finally decide to drop him and realize that your 4th round pick was a complete waste.

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PPR Player Rankings: Quarterback

Ranks:  QB RB WR TE

Quarterback is by far the deepest position this year but value-wise, it’s difficult to distinguish one from another.  In terms of quality, you will not find a draft with this many quality options and it is always a safe option to wait and steal an upper-mid range QB in the later rounds.  But beware, many fantasy owners get trigger happy seeing so many top quarterbacks and they will be gone before you know it, leaving you to choose from my list of top-rated back-up QB’s.  Here is a guide to help you along the way; we will get a bit controversial right off the bat…

Tier 1_________________________tom-brady

1.  Tom Brady

2.  Drew Brees

3.  Aaron Rodgers

4.  Peyton Manning

Tier 2_________________________

5.  Matt Schaub

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Back-up Rankings: QB’s


In a game where injuries can happen at any given moment, it is important to  identify players who could benefit from injuries to their superiors.  The Quarterback position is the hardest to predict because there are so many factors to consider in selecting your player.  Identifying the top back-up Quarterbacks is even more difficult.  Who will be next years Tyler Thigpen or Matt Cassel?

Below I have listed 8 back-ups I believe could possess value to fantasy owners alike.  Players are selected based on stability of the starting QB, injury risk of starting QB, ability of the back-up QB and overall offensive situation.

1.  Matt Leinart (Ari) –  With 38 year-old Kurt Warner coming off of hip-surgery, back-up QB Matt Leinart tops our list as the most valuable back-up QB.  He has been outstanding this pre-season, leading all QB’s in passing yards with 517.  He is also boasting 3 TD’s to 1 INT, and a 97.3 QB rating.

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Matt “The Ambassador” Forte

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Purple Jesus

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