Charger linebacker pleads guilty to battery charge

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser pleaded
guilty Monday to a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a fight at a Gaslamp
Quarter restaurant.

Keiser, who turns 25 this week, was sentenced to probation and ordered
to attend anger management classes, according to Tom Mitchell, a spokesman for
the City Attorney's Office.

Keiser was arrested about 10:50 p.m. Dec. 29, just hours after the
Chargers beat the Kansas City Chiefs and clinched the last playoff spot in the

Police said Keiser and another man got into an argument that turned into
a fight inside the Barleymash restaurant on Fifth Avenue.

The other man suffered minor injuries and refused treatment by
paramedics. Keiser was arrested and released from jail after posting $8,000

Keiser was signed by the Chargers last May after two seasons with the
Carolina Panthers. He was waived by the Chargers Aug. 31 when the team reduced
its roster to the regular season maximum of 53 and signed to the practice squad
a day later.

Keiser was promoted to the active roster in October and appeared in a
dozen games, starting three, including the Dec. 29 game against the Chiefs.

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