Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Chargers strong safety Terrence Kiel has been arrested on drug charges

Kevin Acee:

Terrence Kiel

The four-year veteran out of Texas A&M was summoned from the practice field after the squad finished its individual drills and before its team period, about a half-hour into practice, sources close to the team said.

He was arrested after that, but no one saw Kiel actually taken into custody., citing law enforcement sources, reported last night that plainclothes federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrived at the facility with an arrest warrant, searched Kiel's locker and car and left with the player.

Kiel was charged with possession, possession for sale and transportation of a controlled substance, according to's sources.

Kiel returned to the facility last night after posting bail and spoke with head coach Marty Schottenheimer.

However, neither Schottenheimer nor General Manager A.J. Smith returned phone messages last night.

The team did release this statement:

“We're aware of an off-the-field situation involving Terrence Kiel and we're monitoring the situation. Due to the personal nature of the ongoing legal investigation, the Chargers are withholding further comment until the matter is resolved legally.”

The incident is the second involving a Chargers player and law enforcement this month.

Linebacker Steve Foley was shot three times by an off-duty Coronado policeman on Sept. 3. Foley was placed on the reserve nonfootball injury list and will miss this season.

It is unclear what, if any, action the Chargers or the NFL will take against Kiel.

Kiel was a second-round draft pick in 2003 and has started 38 games for the Chargers. He was expected to start as a rookie in 2003, but he was shot three times by would-be carjackers in Houston in July and did not start until the last six games of the season. He played well enough this summer to retain his starting job after finishing last season on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

Kiel was playing better this season, making a couple of big hits against Oakland and showing improved skills in coverage.

He is tied for fourth on the team with nine tackles this season for the 2-0 Chargers. Despite missing four games with the ankle injury, he fin ished fourth on the team with 59 tackles last season.

If Kiel doesn't play Sunday against Baltimore, the most likely scenario is that the Chargers would play Bhawoh Jue at free safety and move starting free safety Marlon McCree to strong safety.

Chargers safety Kiel admits to drug charges


At 9:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Munsif anHyderabad based d Siasat Urdu Daily Editors grab Waqf Lands : Akbaruddin Owaisi
MiM Floor leader in assembly Akbaruddin Owaisi with MiM party MLAs
Urdu Media War and the Wakf properties tussle in Hyd ; MiM Leader Akbaruddin Owaisi
(Friday, Dec 09, 2005 - 09:00 pm) TeamMedia war among Urdu dailies was taken to Assembly in Hyderabad, when MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi accused Siasat and Munsif Urdu daily owners of grabbing Wakf properties and demanded stern action against them.Mr Owaisi armed with statistics and details of all Waqf Lands which are being encroached upon said govt is going soft on these editors as they are trying to threaten the govt through there newspapers .In the same breath, He also alleged that no action was taken against grabbers of Wakf properties in city and outside including Viceroy Hotel, Shaam and Sensation theatres, local reports inform. Turning his ire on owners of rival Urdu dailies, Siasat and Musif, he said, "Mr Zahid Ali Khan has illegally encroached Wakf property. He is a white collar land grabber. Why is the government keeping quite? You should put them behind bars." Shifting his heat on another Urdu daily Munsif owner, he remarked, "Mr Khan Lateef Khan...the double Khan.. too has encroached Wakf properties housing Santosh and Sapna theatres, yet no action has been taken. The government should take stringent action against encroachers of Wakf properties," he alleged. Reacting to Mr Owaisi's demand, minister for minorities welfare Mohd Fareeduddin assured that the government would enquire into the matter and would not "spare anyone however big he might be." Referring to allotment of land to one Tajuddin, he said the land was given on a lease for three years for agricultural purposes and the renewal would depend on the government He also accused them of trying to cover there illegal grabbing of land by bribing some high officals in the govt

At 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe a number of Bengals players -- 6? -- have been arrested recently. It is my impression -- I admit I am not sure, and have not checked into it -- that all of them are black. Their coach -- Marvin Webster -- is also black. Not that I think there is a connection there, but he is somewhat known for having a higher threshold for that kind of thing. It would be interesting to see a study of criminality in professional sports, one broken down by ethnicity.


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