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Chargers' Ryan Mathews

Not Arrested

7/1/2013 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was NOT arrested for a bar brawl ... TMZ has learned.

There are multiple reports on the Internet that Matthews knocked out a guy Sunday during a bar brawl in San Diego's Gaslamp district -- but San Diego PD spokesman Edward Zwibel tells us Ryan was not taken into custody, and is not a suspect in the fight.

Zwibel confirms officers did respond for the fight ... and they did make one arrest, but Mathews had nothing to do with it.

In fact, he says officers never even saw Mathews ... though he was aware of rumors that he was in the bar.

So ... star athlete NOT busted. It does happen.

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8:55 AM PT -- Mathews just tweeted about the situation -- saying, "Home healthy and happy! Don't know how my name got in this but I'm good!

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16 COMMENTS

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1.

Joao    

Only an idiot would stick around after the cops was called.
Duh....

457 days ago
2.

Laura    

I see humor in the fact that now the headlines are big news because some NFL player was NOT arrested.

457 days ago
3.

Azi    

I sure hope that is a mouthpiece, otherwise that photo reminds me of the old tongue twister, " How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"

457 days ago
4.

KnuckleDragger    

In other news...it DID NOT snow in Death Valley today!

457 days ago
5.

royalredus    

Aren't all these players a little too busy right now to even be fighting, or murdering people, or selling drugs or whatever?? Not that this guy did anything wrong -- I'm just surprised to be hearing so much about a group of guys who are supposed to be getting in shape for the season!

457 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

At least he had an honest alibi.

457 days ago
7.

Travis Fields    

LOL, that was just like a headline from "The Onion".

457 days ago
8.

Roberto     

Mathews sucks so bad that being locked up for the season would only help the Chargers.

457 days ago
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Roberto     

Too bad he wasn't arrested and jailed for the entire season. It would have been a great benefit to the Chargers because he sucks.

457 days ago
10.

bendernet    

Does he still play for the Chargers? I think I saw him healthy in a couple games.

457 days ago
11.

Lucky    

His name got thrown around because it is SUPPOSEDLY his body guards acting like thugs because soneone snapped a picture of him. And SUPPOSEDLY they beat someone that tried to intervene. He's in the ICU btw.

457 days ago
12.

Metta Worldhate    

He's not good at football. We don't care about him.

457 days ago
13.

livia    

He was there!!! and had everything to do with the beating of that guy!! facts will eventually surface all a matter of time

456 days ago

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