San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - San Diego Chargers president Dean Spanos
released a statement on Thursday regarding recent reports surrounding the job
statuses of head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers are expected to fire
both men at the conclusion of this season, however, Spanos shot down those
"There is only one person in this organization who will make those decisions
and that's me, and I haven't shared my thoughts with anyone," Spanos said. "I
will make my evaluations at the end of the season. Anything coming out now
from sources or otherwise is pure speculation."
The Chargers, who began the season 3-1, have lost seven of their past eight
games, including four in a row, and will likely miss the playoffs for the
third straight year.
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