In this world of sports reporting and online sports media, sometimes stories can get misinterpreted, or simply can be reported wrong.
A Chargers spokesman said the team was aware of the report and working to confirm Mathews’ reported role.
Sgt. Robin Rose directly refuted the Examiner.com report, saying Mathews was not arrested.
“We can say that he was definitely not arrested by SDPD,” Rose said, “but there might have been a separate arrest that lead to that (report). … It was not Ryan Mathews.”
Police were unable to confirm if Mathews was present for the fight. A man other than Ryan Mathews was arrested for a fight at the bar.