June 11, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney (95) during defensive drills at Chargers minicamp at Chargers park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Costing Chargers Players $520 Per Pound That They Are Over Target Weight


I don’t remember this happening with the previous leadership. Players are arriving to camp today and getting weighed in. That definitely happened, but if the players are over their target weight, it is costing them $520 per pound… per day.

That can turn out to be a butt-ton if a player comes in after having an offseason full of In N Out. How would Shawn Kemp have felt if this happened back in the day (for all the NBA fans).

I haven’t heard word of any players coming in over their target weight yet, but I will sure to keep the ear out. I am sure there was a few of them on hunger strikes before coming into camp. Can’t resist those dang Animal Fries!

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  • RussinSactown

    That crazy looking strength coach may be onto something. With that philosophy we could get Haynesworth for free.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahahaha… right!!! working during the offseason? WHAT?!?!

    • http://www.signonsandiego.com/ Ambitoos

      LOL. That would be more than he’s worth.

    • arnie

      i think his office is a prison yard. That guy looks like he’ll shank you if your over weight.

  • Gunnar Martin

    That’s awesome

  • Stefanie Smith

    He can’t take their pay away. That is over the top. That is their salary. Can’t change the terms after they’ve already reached an agreement. However, maybe the players agreed to this. I doubt it.

    • david danzig

      Outlined in the CBA

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        dang… just looked it up… and that is correct… thanks for sharing

        • Stefanie Smith

          In what section of the CBA does this provision exist? I have the CBA here, and cannot find it where a coach can fine a player $520 per day for each pound he is overweight.

          Article 42: Club Discipline? Found it in Exhibit A. And it’s right: $520 a day and no max. That is absurd. At least after 2011, they dropped the per pound deal. Looks like a few of these guys will be starving themselves. lol

          • Pels04

            it is per pound. But not per day like billy ray smith reported. max twice a week

          • Stefanie Smith

            That was for 2011. They dropped the max twice per week for future years. and no longer per lb. Go look at Exhibit A for Section 42 for future years after 2011. That twice a week and per lb criteria only applied to year 2011. 2012 and thereafter, it is per day.

          • Stefanie Smith

            Maximum Discipline in Other League Years. The amounts set forth in Section 1 (a) above and Section 7 below are for the 2011 League Year.

            The amounts for the 2012-2020 League Years shall be as set forth in Exhibit A to this Article.

            Overweight / lbs per day : 2012:$495 2013:$520

            2014: $545 2015:$575 2016: $600 2017:$630

            2018: $665 2019: $695 2020:$730

            Taken directly from Section 42, Exhibit A of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement dated August 4, 2011.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Interest goes up & all.. hahaha.

          • Pels04

            Yep youre right. Thats crazy and i imagine can add up pretty damn quick. Hopefully they know their target weight plenty of time in advance.

          • bobo

            get a life, stephanie

          • Brian Smith

            In the military they kick you out if your over your weight per height limit. You get a year but still they kick you out.

            I think these guys are getting a deal by only having to pay. Dont see why your mad

      • Stefanie Smith

        Thanks for the info, david.

  • Rigo C Garcia

    That’s crazy!!! Well maybe players would take things seriously and professionally by staying at their target weight.But kinda sucks for the bigger guys that have all that extra muscles and works as an advantage to push the little guys around. Also I can see if as long as players are performing at their “elite” levels I don’t see why not they shouldn’t be allowed to have the extra LBS. Bolt up!!

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    That’s just the beginning! If they don’t lose the weight, they take you into the showers, and kick your ass for 45 seconds straight…. or is that jail? Hmmmmm.

  • Adam

    I love this! Hold players accountable. They should also give them an incentive program…like $250 for every pound of muscle mass they gain…

    • Adam

      But unlike the saints “incentive program” lol

  • Stefanie Smith

    I tell ya what. On NFL.com, they are talking about Alex Smith as if he was Peyton Manning revisited. He is the greatest as far as some of these guys are concerned. Do they remember how he did and that he was sitting on the couch when Harbaugh picked him up again? He didn’t perform so hot.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahahaha…. that is hilarious.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Remember how badly they talked about him when they wanted Harbaugh to put Kaepernick in? Now, he is suddenly a “good QB, who will turn the Chiefs around, and compete for the division crown”. As long as he isn’t on their precious 49′ers, they will say ALL KINDS of nice stuff about him, I guess. Before, we was just a lowly game manager. So two-faced.

  • Bill Nichols

    Bout time we starting kicking some ass for slothfulness. New regime is serious about this new mentality / attitude around Charger camp. No reason what so ever to not buy in and get on board. This is awesome. Bolt Up!!