Chargers may have tampered in negotiations with Russell Okung, report says

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Just more than an hour after free agency opened Thursday, ESPN reported that the Chargers and left tackle Russell Okung had agreed to a 4-year, $53 million deal.

Mens Greg Lloyd Jersey That’s a quick deal, especially considering that Okung is representing himself, and as a potential free agent was not supposed to have any direct contact with interested teams until after the free agency period officially opened at 4 p.m. ET. A team that has direct contact with a player before that deadline is considered to be tampering.

The alleged victim did not initially press charges, but Armstead was indicted last week on three counts of sexual assault. If he is convicted of the second-degree felonies, he faces up to 20 years in prison. Armstead was dismissed from the Baylor team in 2015 following an unspecified violation of team rules.

Chatman was a redshirt freshman in 2013 and transferred to Sam Houston State a year later. It’s unclear if he faces the same charges as Armstead.

While the arrests are more than three years removed from the alleged incident, McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna said the two were taken into custody because of newly discovered evidence and continued investigation.

The Baylor football program has been rocked by the sexual assault scandal that has seen at least 19 players arrested since 2011. The alleged victim in the 2013 incident involving Chatman and Armstead is the plaintiff in a lawsuit against Baylor that claims at least 52 acts of rape involving some 31 players occurred between 2011 and 2014.

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