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Reports of Ryan Mathews Arrest False: SDPD

By R. Stickney
|  Monday, Jul 1, 2013  |  Updated 8:45 AM PDT
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Reports of Ryan Mathews Arrest False: SDPD

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Ryan Mathews looks on during pregame before taking on the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium in November 2011.

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Rumors of the arrest of a prominent San Diego Chargers player are false San Diego police told NBC 7 San Diego.

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Several local media outlets reported on the arrest of running back Ryan Mathews based on one witness account.

Officer Ed Zwibel with San Diego police told NBC 7 San Diego Mathews was not arrested or detained and is not a suspect in any current criminal case.

San Diego Chargers spokesperson Scott Yoffe initially refuted the report to NBC 7 San Diego hours after it first appeared on the Examiner website. The article quoted a DJ who said he saw the arrest outside the Sidebar nightclub Sunday night.

The story reported by outlets including Sports Illustrated created a buzz on sports radio and social media early Monday morning.

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