San Diego Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser (90) celebrates after he sacked New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (not pictured) in the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers Thomas Keiser arrested

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The San Diego Chargers were able to sneak into the NFL playoffs as the sixth seed in the AFC after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in overtime, and they also had some help from the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens, who both lost to division rivals and had sloppy performances from their quarterbacks. The Chargers, on the other hand, received another excellent performance from MVP candidate Philip Rivers, who had to overcome some more pathetic pass defense on the part of the Chargers.

There is one incident worth noting that transpired following the victory, as Michael Gehlken and Teri Figueroa of the U-T San Diego report that Chargers 3-4 outside linebacker Thomas Keiser was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge at 10:50 p.m. on Sunday night at a restaurant and bar in the Gaslamp District.

Details are scarce, but Keiser posted his $8,000 bail and was arrested after an argument with someone turned into a fight. The man he fought sustained “minor injuries” but did not accept medical treatment.

Keiser has recorded 21 tackles and 4.5 sacks this season, and he’s a solid rotational pass rusher. He was released by the Carolina Panthers in the offseason in what was a surprising move, but the quality pass rusher has re-carved a niche for himself with the Chargers. It will be interesting to see if he is able to play in the team’s first playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but we don’t know much about the story at this point.

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