Stickum has been banned from the NFL for decades but the San Diego Chargers apparently didn’t get the memo.
The Chargers had an epic collapse on Monday Night Football when they gave up 35 straight points to the Denver Broncos in the second half. While the game did not go as planned, there was an incident during the game that could have long lasting effects on the organization.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports is reporting that the NFL is investigating San Diego for using an illegal Stickum-like substance during the game. Glazer tweeted:
I’m reporting the NFL is investing the Chargers after they were caught using a banned illegal Stick em-type substance vs broncos Mon night
NFL Security has already begun investigation as SD equipment man was hiding illegal sticky substance and giving to players. Line judge saw it and had it confiscated and sent to broncos and league
If found guilty, the Chargers will face a very stiff fine and could even be forced to forfeit draft picks. Of course, the severity of the punishment comes down to how many people knew about what was going on and how long it had been happening.
The substance was confiscated at some point during the game and then turned over to the NFL. Judging by the Chargers second half performance, you would have to imagine the confiscation took place between the end of the second and start of third quarter.