San Diego police: Chargers RB Ryan Mathews not arrested

Ryan Mathews was not arrested Sunday night. (USATSI)
Ryan Mathews was not arrested Sunday night. (USATSI)

Despite a Monday morning report that claimed Chargers running back Ryan Mathews had been arrested after a bar fight in a San Diego night club on Sunday evening, a San Diego Police Department spokesman told CBSSports.com that Mathews has not been arrested nor cited.

“I don’t know how that got out there,” the spokesman said. “There was an incident, an allegation of a fight. But Mr. Mathews was not contacted by police.”

The original incorrect report stated that an intoxicated Mathews got into a fight and "knocked one male out cold" before he was arrested outside the club.

Here was Mathews' reaction Monday morning:



It hasn’t been the easiest offseason for Mathews, who’s trying to resurrect what has been a disappointing beginning of his career with a new coach in Mike McCoy. Last month, Mathews revealed that he had received tweets from people that said they hoped he would get AIDS and die.

"He's had some bad luck the past couple years with his injuries,” McCoy said in February. “But he's a very talented back. … We've got to do a better job up front as an entire football team helping him out, getting him involved in the passing game because he's a talented player who can do a lot of different things.”

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