Los Angeles Chargers players’ reactions to Horn shocking Pacquiao

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Last night, Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao fought in Brisbane, Australia for Pacquiao’s WBO Welterweight Title. The fight lasted all 12 rounds, yet Pacquiao landed 182 to Horn’s 92 punches, a huge discrepancy.

In the ninth round, Horn almost couldn’t continue as the referee wanted to stop the fight, but Horn’s camp begged to continue and won their wish. Despite Pacquiao looking in control for the majority of the right, the judge’s made a controversial unanimous decision giving the unknown Horn the victory.

With the shock permeating many households in America, some Los Angeles Chargers players, including Chargers linebacker Korey Toomer and former Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman, took to Twitter to voice their frustration with the decision.

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Both guys have right to be upset with the final decision in the fight. It is unfortunate to see Pacquiao dominate for the majority of the 12 rounds, but not win because the title’s fate ended up in the hands of just three judges who couldn’t separate themselves from their own biases.

Hopefully, the Chargers players watched the fight and understand that one must never let a sporting event get into the hands of another person. When you have your opponent down, finish them. If Los Angeles does that, then they will win a lot of the close games they lost last season.

Chargers’ rookies to meet with Nick Hardwick, Shawne Merriman

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The Los Angeles Chargers’ rookies will be taking part in the Rookie Transition Program. The headline of this week’s event will be the players meeting former San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman and center Nick Hardwick, via the Chargers’ official website.

The rookie program used to involve all the players heading to Canton, Ohio for one symposium, but now the NFL has delegated the responsibility to each team to create their own curriculum.

The goal is to teach the players about “social responsibility, mental health, character, and many other valuable subject matters.”

Hopefully, Hardwick and Merriman will be able to impart wisdom on what it was like to play in the league and “as well as transitioning away from the game” when that time comes.

The organization wants to make sure these rookies are given the best opportunity to succeed as they are “the first draft class of the Los Angeles Chargers.”

If Los Angeles’ very skilled draft class handles the NFL transition well, then the Chargers will be set up for a very successful future thanks to their diligent work with the rookies.