Chargers out of 'sticky' situation, still face fine

Team plans to appeal $20,000 fine for failing to comply with game official. Terry McCormick

Print This November 07, 2012, 04:39 PM EST

The San Diego Chargers have been cleared of any wrongdoing regarding towels being used in their Oct. 15 game against Denver Broncos.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers were using Gorilla Gold towels, something that apparently teams have been using fairly regularly.

The Chargers were still fined $20,000 for failing to comply with the authority of a game official.

"NFL game officials are charged with protecting the integrity and competitive fairness of the games," an NFL statement Wednesday read. "Club staff members, like players and coaches, have a clear obligation to cooperate in this effort and comply with the direction of game officials.

"As a result of the failure of club staff to follow the directive of a game official to immediately surrender the towels when directed to do so, and to attempt to conceal the towels, the Chargers have been fined $20,000."

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