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LOS ANGELES (AP) Former running back LaDainian Tomlinson rejoined the Chargers on Thursday as a special assistant to the owner.
The Los Angeles Chargers made the move to reunite the San Diego sports hero with the franchise that employed him for his first nine NFL seasons. Tomlinson will be a public representative of the Chargers and will participate in community outreach programs while the franchise moves north after 56 seasons in San Diego.
"L.T. is one of the most beloved and iconic Chargers of all time," owner Dean Spanos said. "His active involvement in our fight for Los Angeles is vital, and he represents the very best of what it means to be a Charger on the field and in the community."