December 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) reacts on the bench during the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers' RB Ryan Mathews Known to Frequent Questionable Scenes

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.

Here’s Kevin Acee’s thoughts on the matter, per U-T San Diego:

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.

Until now.

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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  • tubbs45

    Getting a wake up call like this might be the kick in the ass this kid needs to get his shit together!

  • OP Bolt

    I don’t know which is a worse example of yellow journalism, Acee’s article, or your shameless piling on. Destroying someone’s character based on untrue (and easily verifiable) paparazzi posts and follow-on posts by a former insider, desperate to demonstrate that he is still in the know, is pretty low.

    The original Examiner article was just a complete fabrication. The Acee article would not have passed in a first semester journalism course.

    Ryan Mathews may not be the second coming of LT, but he does not deserve this sort of hatchet job for something that NEVER happened.

    Shame on you and Kevin Acee and the Examiner.

  • philiprules

    What wake up call? That he can’t go out because some idiots around him may get in a fight and then another idiot will erroneously report that he got arrested? Yes Ryan, now that you are in the NFL, please live the life of a monk and never do anything any other 25 yr old in the world wants to do.
    Acee…you’re a hack working for a newspaper that’s only good for wrapping fish.

  • 1961 Fan

    He is still a bust, the sooner we rid ourselves of him the better to start a COMPLETE overhaul of the offense.

  • Matt Dorlaque

    Instead of focusing on the horrible journalism and how false stories are spread, we blame Ryan Matthews. So stupid.

  • Gunnar Martin

    I wonder how many careers Acee has helped burn to the ground over the years.