Chargers Finding Themselves in a "Sticky" Situation

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    Chargers under NFL investigation for use of 'sticky substance'
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    Lol, I was reading on this earlier. It will be interesting to see where this goes.

    Lester Hayes might have been known for it, but I remember WR Fred Biletnikoff most for making one-ankle catches with all that stuff on his socks. :D
     
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    Lester the molester had an affinity for stickum.

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    Lester Hayes played cornerback of the Oakland Raiders in the 70′s and early 80′s. Back then, players used a sticky resin called “Stick ‘Um” on their hands to help with their grip on the ball. Used in reasonable moderation, this substance was legal. Hayes, however, pushed it to the limit in the 1980 NFL season. He smeared it on his hands, jersey, pants, shoes, helmet…anywhere the ball would potentially touch (see the picture to the left). In 1980 he was one interception short of the all-time season record with 13, while an additional 4 were called back because of penalties. Teammates even joked that the reason he got all those interceptions was StickUm …because if the ball even touched his hand he’d hang on. By the 1981 season, Stick Um was outlawed (and still is) in what is known as the Lester Hayes Rule.
     
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    Balls are usually exchanged due to bad weather conditions transmitted to the ball. Also so that kickers can't tamper with the balls. But probably the more common reason for refs to exchange balls is to facilitate the flow the game. Having the 36 mandated footballs greatly affects the time clock. Getting the football from the sideline to the middle of the field helps speed up the game. This also reduces the time team players have to wait for the football to be put into play.

    In this day and time, "sticky" balls found during games now tend to be confined to players' jock straps.:chef:
     
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