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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