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San DIego Chargers Cut Ties With Hello Kitty Car and Antonio Garay


Today is the day that the San Diego Chargers are finally releasing DT Antonio Garay. It has been mentioned for over a week and he has probably been known since he signed the contract that he would be getting released this offseason, but today is the official release date, per Ian Rapoport.

Garay is the prankster in the office that messes with your computer monitor and your cubicles if you call in sick. He is the big dude that drives a Hello Kitty Smart Car because it just seems like the crazy thing to do. He is the dude that has the same hair dresser as Dennis Rodman, but likely doesn’t rebound like the worm and I don’t know if I see Garay heading out to Korea anytime soon either.

Garay was stuck on the healthy inactive  list a lot to start out the season and eventually found time to see some action later in the year when players started getting hurt. He played at nose tackle and defensive end, but wasn’t much of a force last season. He is a leader in the locker room and has a lot of respect from the youngsters on that defensive line. I could see a scenario where he signs back on the team for a cheap contract.

Tags: Free Agency San Diego Chargers

  • Rob Base

    My daughter loves Garay and the hello kitty car. I’ll have to break the news to her.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      maybe he can park the car on the sideline… or keep it to block for Philip.

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        He reminds me of my weird ass brother, if my brother had money he would probably drive a bat mobile and wear a cape all day and use The Worms hair dresser.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          hahaha… i think i would drive a batmobile too tho

    • veazy

      It should be good practice for when her hamster eventually dies.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        hahahahah… awww man. that’s gon be a tough day

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Any guesses as to who we might sign today? Guess it wont be Reggie Bush (would have loved to have him) seems like the Lions are all over him with Best out for life. I am ready for some surprises

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      better be some lineman or two and i would love for reggie to come this way too!! would LOVE!

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        I’m calling 3 signings today and 1 shocker

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          would levitre be a shocker???? for some reason i can see us doing that! and it could be considered a shocker

          • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

            lol I guess it would, that would be pretty sweet.

      • Sergio Quintero

        Derek Cox and/or Jerraud Powers, and serious push for Andy Levitre, hoping he signs, but probably settling for Brandon Moore.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          a left tackle would be nice as well!

  • Brandon Rios

    I think we should trade Phillip Rivers to the cardinals for their 1st round pick. If we suck this year we have a shot at Clowney.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahahah.. now you are getting crazy… i thought i was crazy for the Gates trade deal

      • Brandon Rios

        haha why? If we’re getting younger trade his ass to the browns or cards. The chargers will have more cap space and draft picks. Trade Gates too he isn;t as good as he was 4 years ago. I had him in my fantasy team last year and i dropped his ass for his lack of production.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          Boom! Let’s see what path Tommy T takes us.

          • JoseSD

            Its always funny to me when people use fantasy stats to determine a player’s worth

          • Brandon Rios

            Fantasy stats are a sign of production. Don;t get me wrong I like Antonio Gates but he’s on the decline and that’s the truth.

          • JoseSD

            When it comes to Gates I care more about his catches on third down, yards per reception, catches for first downs, and touchdowns. Rather than the amount of catches and yards. I remember last season one week Brandon Myers of the Raiders was the top Fantasy TE for one week with 10 catches but with only 80 yards and no touchdowns. Id rather have Gates like the way he played against the Chiefs making Eric Berry his bitch I think he only caught 4 balls but two were for touchdowns

          • Brandon Rios

            It’s a waste of money for someone whos going to produce so little.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    Takin’ out AJ’s garbage for him..geez.
    Good guy… love the hair… love his community outreach (which goes a long way for me)…. but I realized we had a dud when nobody even came near to signing him when we released him in last year’s FA. All the coolness in the world doesn’t make a difference if you don’t produce in the trenches.