According to Werder, Weddle never requested permission to watch his daughter perform at halftime.
Werder confirms that none of the four players placed on injured reserve will travel with the team for their season finale this weekend.
Kevin Acee of the Union Tribune reports that the Chargers fined veteran S Eric Weddle $10,000 for remaining on the field Sunday to watch his daughter perform during a dance ceremony at halftime of the game against the Dolphins.
According to Acee, Weddle is “stunned“and “furious” with the team’s decision to fine him for this.
Beyond that, the Chargers have reportedly told Weddle there isn’t room for him on the team plane for him to the season finale against the Broncos.
This further implies that Weddle won’t be back with the Chargers next year.
- Gehlken mentions that Weddle has likely has played his final game as a Charger.
Weddle wound up suffering a groin injury during last Thursday’s loss to the Raiders.
There was some talk in recent months that the Chargers may consider using their franchise tag on Weddle next year. However, every indication from the team has been that they plan to move on next year.
Weddle, 30, is in the final year of his five-year, $40 million contract that included $19 million guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $7.5 million for the 2015 season before testing the open market next year.
This season, Weddle has appeared in 13 games and recorded 78 tackles, a half sack, a fumble recovery and six pass defenses for the Chargers’ defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 14 safety out of 87 qualifying players.
We have Weddle listed as the No. 23 player in our Top 25- 2016 Free Agents list.