Chargers' Philip Rivers on reported friction with Anthony Lynn: 'Fake news'

From ESPN - August 12, 2017

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- It began as a reported disagreement between Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn and veteran players Antonio Gates and Philip Rivers over traveling to Canton, Ohio to witness former teammate LaDainian Tomlinson's Hall of Fame induction speech.

After talking with Lynn, Gates chose to attend while Rivers stayed with the rest of his teammates, participating in a joint practice with the Los Angeles Rams at the StubHub Center.

After the scrimmage, Rivers was given the day off away from practice and the teams training camp facility to spend time with family in San Diego. Some wondered why Rivers couldnt have been given last Saturdays joint scrimmage off instead so he could have attended Tomlinsons induction speech.

Those incidents stoked the flames locally and nationally that friction potentially exists between Rivers and Lynn.

However, in this conversation with Nick Hardwick and Judson Richards of Xtra 1360 Fox Sports Radio, Rivers put the speculation to rest.

Asked directly by Hardwick, his longtime former teammate, Rivers said his relationship with Lynn is in good shape.


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