San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was not arrested or involved in a fight as alleged on early Monday, but to some the allegation was not a surprise as Mathews is reportedly known for being in potentially bad situations.
It’s fairly common knowledge that Mathews is frequently out at places that serve plentiful alcohol and occasionally are host to unsavory behavior, even at times and dates that show questionable judgment. In fact, my first thought after seeing the Examiner report was “Wait, I thought Mathews party preference was Pacific Beach.”
Some are wondering right now why they haven’t heard about this before. The answer is that Mathews’ social habits aren’t newsworthy on their own. However, his being out at clubs is relevant now.
A 25-year-old should be allowed to go out — especially on June 30, more than two weeks after the Chargers’ last official practice and more than three weeks before the next one.
To be fair, Mathews should be allowed to go out as Acee points out. The problem for Mathews is that he is not your ordinary 25-year-old. He’s kept a low profile during his time at questionable scenes.
Mathews is known as a disappointment after being the No. 12 overall pick in 2010. He has a lot of work to do on the field, so the added distraction that reared its ugly head Monday is something he didn’t need. Moving forward, Mathews would be wise to do everything within his power to stay out of the headlines.
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