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LaDainian Tomlinson on trade rumors: 'Ridiculous'

January 14, 2009 |  3:45 pm

Ladainian_tomlinson Will the San Diego Chargers put LaDainian Tomlinson on the trading block?

That apparently is the growing speculation. His contract runs through 2011, and in June he will turn 30, the age supposedly that marks the start of the downhill half of a running back's career.

Amid this speculation, Tomlinson spoke out this afternoon, saying this to Jim Trotter on SI.com:

"I think it's ridiculous to be talking about trade and me not being here, that’s just my personal opinion. I know every team has a right to make trades and all this stuff, but I just think it’s ridiculous to be talking about this, to have this stuff in the media when this could be handled behind closed doors and in a professional way. Now I have people calling me, talking about this all the time; this has become a big story, and I don’t want this."

Says Trotter:

"This seems a strange way to treat a player who has been the face of the franchise. ..."

-- Debbie Goffa

Photo credit: Don Wright / US Presswire

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