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Philip Rivers Called Mike Williams After the Draft And Said ...

4/28/2017 2:01 PM PDT

Moments after the L.A. Chargers picked Mike Williams in the 1st round of the NFL Draft, he got a phone call from Philip Rivers ... and it's clear both of these guys mean business. 

Williams is pretty excited about his new gig -- and when the former Clemson WR touched down in L.A. on Friday, he told us he vows to be a dominant pro who gives everything to the game. 

In fact, he's so serious about it he won't let himself have an In-N-Out burger because it's not on his diet ... THAT'S HOW YOU KNOW HE MEANS BUSINESS!!

Chargers Players To L.A. Fans CHOOSE US OVER RAMS NOW ... We Don't Want Bandwagon Love Later

3/16/2017 10:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chargers players Donavon Clark & Tyrell Williams are throwing down the gauntlet to L.A. football fans ... saying the time is now to choose their team, 'cause the bandwagon will be full at a later date.

We got the guys out at Pink's Hot Dogs in L.A. (football players gotta eat) and asked them how Tinseltown pigskin fans are supposed to make their decision between the Chargers and Rams.

It's a good question ... L.A. hasn't had a team in FOREVER, and now there's two, so the city could be thrust into an all-out football civil war.

Clark and Williams say no matter how you make your decision ... MAKE IT NOW ... 'cause they're planning on winning a lot of games and don't want fans who just root for the trendy team.

This is L.A. guys, trendy is our middle name.

Chargers' Melvin Ingram I'm Different From Rappin' Athletes ... 'I Make Good Music'

3/14/2017 11:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram says rap ain't a silly hobby to him -- telling TMZ Sports, "I do music and I do it well."

Ingram raps under the name "SupaMel" -- and just released a new mixtape called "Franchise Tag" ... fitting, considering he just got tagged by the Chargers during the offseason. 

Ingram says his heart is in football and that's still his main goal -- but says he KNOWS he's a talented hip-hop artist. 

"Everybody got their own hobby. Some people like to cook. Some people like to play golf. I do music and I do it well."

He also tells us what separates him from other athletes who rap like Le'Veon Bell and Damian Lillard -- and he's not mincing his words.

Melvin Ingram Taking My Talents To South Beach!! Drops $25k a Month on Offseason Pad

3/6/2017 12:35 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

L.A. Chargers star Melvin Ingram is doin' the offseason the right way ... renting out a HUGE house right in the heart of Miami Beach.

The 27-year-old linebacker is training in FL for next season ... and decided to kick it at a 4 bedroom crib just minutes away from his training facility, the beach, and oh yeah ... the clubs!

The Bolts captain is droppin' $25k per month for the pad ... which comes with a crazy view of the ocean and an outdoor pool.

Work hard, play hard.

Chargers' King Dunlap Arrested Allegedly Violated Protective Order

2/17/2017 7:42 AM PST
Breaking News

Chargers lineman King Dunlap was arrested in Nashville after allegedly violating a court order demanding he have no contact with his GF.

Nashville police responded to a domestic disturbance call around 9 PM Thursday night. When they arrived, cops say Dunlap was inside of his girlfriend's house ... a no-no 'cause of a protective order that says King CANNOT have contact with his girlfriend.

It's unclear why the order was initially granted.

King -- who's been in the NFL since 2008 -- was taken into custody ... before posting $1,000 bail and being released.

He's scheduled to appear in court on March 7.

Story developing ...

Melvin Gordon On L.A. Rivalry w/ Todd Gurley 'We'll Let the Work Do the Talk'

2/2/2017 8:07 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Only ONE running back can be the true king of L.A. ... and Chargers' Melvin Gordon says he's ready to do battle with Rams star Todd Gurley

The L.A. Chargers running back says he's got nothing but respect for Gurley -- but it's clear in the clip, he wants to be known as #1. 

Gurley made the Pro Bowl last year. Gordon made the Pro Bowl this year. 

So, who's got the advantage? 

"We'll figure it out next year," Gordon says ... "Ain't no more talkin'. We'll let the work do the talk."

By the way, Gordon is awesome in this clip -- he claps back at Jack Youngblood (who said the Chargers don't belong in L.A.) and even gives his friend, Jay Ajayi, a cameo.

Rams' Jack Youngblood Chargers Don't Belong In L.A. ... It's OUR Town

2/1/2017 3:25 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

L.A. Rams legend Jack Youngblood has a message for the other NFL team in town -- GIT!!! 

The Hall of Famer just touched down in Houston when we asked about business back on the West Coast -- specifically if L.A. is big enough for both the Rams and the Chargers.

The answer -- HELL NO.

"That's OUR town. That's the Rams' town."

Scorned Chargers Fans Offered Free Tattoo Removal

1/23/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Pissed off at the Chargers for leaving San Diego ... right after you got that sweet Bolts logo tatted on your arm???

Good news ... a huge laser removal company feels your pain and wants to help eradicate the bad memories.

We spoke to LaserAway President Todd Heckmann who says his company is offering free removal for tatted San Diego residents looking to wipe the Chargers tats off their bodies. 

Heckmann says the 6 to 8 sessions usually cost between $1,000 to $5,000 ... but they're willing to cover the costs to help fans cope with their loss. 

Oh, and if you still wanna root for L.A. Chargers ... they'll remove the "San Diego" part from your tat, if you wish.

DJ Fluker Chargers Will Make The Playoffs Next Year ... I GUARANTEE IT!!!

1/21/2017 12:35 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Remember this day ... the day NFL star DJ Fluker GUARANTEED his L.A. Chargers (still weird) would make the NFL playoffs in 2017.

We got Fluker on the streets of his new home city and asked him about all things Chargers, including what the fans can expect from the team on the field next season.

That's when Fluker went all Joe Namath on us ... assuring, asserting, then outright guaranteeing the Chargers charge their way into the playoffs.

FYI, the Chargers won five games and are in the toughest division in football ... but we sure weren't about to challenge the man (6'5", 340 lbs).

Chargers' Jason Verrett Disses Rams We're the Better Team, Period.

1/19/2017 9:04 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The battle for L.A. has begun ... and Chargers Pro Bowl safety Jason Verrett just fired one of the first shots! 

Verrett was leaving the Chargers media event in L.A. on Wednesday when we asked which team the locals would embrace more ... the L.A. Chargers or the L.A. Rams?

"Chargers," Verrett said ... "because we're a better team."

He's technically right ... the Chargers won 5 games last year. The Rams won 4.

Philip Rivers Admits Move to L.A. 'Has Been Tough'

1/17/2017 5:19 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Real talk from Chargers QB Philip Rivers who didn't try and sugarcoat how the move from San Diego to L.A. has affected him ... telling TMZ Sports, "It's been tough for all of us."

Rivers was on his way into "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (welcome to Hollywood!) when he told us why he'll miss San Diego ... his home for the past 13 years.

He also hopes his fans down in S.D. will make the trip up to continue to support the team. 

As for a possible acting career now that he's in Tinseltown ... Philip says don't bet on it.

Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn Cusses, Screwup ... During 1st Presser

1/17/2017 11:53 AM PST
Breaking News

Rough start for new L.A. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn ... who misnamed his team and then CUSSED on live TV during his introductory news conference. 

It started off with Lynn referring to the team as the San Diego Chargers (he quickly caught that mistake) ... but it got worse when he was telling a story about his mentor, Bill Walsh, and dropped an S-bomb.

Speaking of s*** ... at least the team got rid of that terrible logo. 

Philip Rivers Fights Back Tears Talking Move To L.A.

1/13/2017 9:50 AM PST
Breaking News

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is torn about the team's decision to relocate to L.A. ... saying he's still numb from the news and that "it hasn't really settled in."

Rivers -- who's spent his entire 13 year career in San Diego -- gets emotional talking about the move, saying he's sad to leave the city ... but hopes fans still cheer for his team.

Check out the clip ... Rivers admits he held back tears throughout the interview with "Hardwick and Richards" on XTRA 1360 Fox Sports San Diego.

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