More Info on Chargers Newest Hard-Hitting Safety

By Ernie Padaon

Yesterday, the Chargers signed S Deandre McDaniel onto the roster and he looks like he would be a candidate to help out on special teams or he could even help as a backup in the secondary. He comes out of Clemson and was teammates with rookie Marcus Gilchrist.

Here is more information on McDaniel that I just found off of wikipedia:

In June 2008, McDaniel was arrested for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature after an argument with his girlfriend. McDaniel reportedly choked his girlfriend, punched her in the head and chest, and pushed her down a flight of stairs, causing her to seek medical attention for “serious bodily injury”.[1]

A lot of things can change after 4 years, but a history like that is not part of the normal choir-boy image that AJ Smith brings onto this team. Could there be a little adjustment in the AJ philosophy? Let’s wait to see what happens in the draft and through free agency to see if AJ has made a little shift in his ways.

Here is an article on the incident from Real Football 365