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Column: NFL’s players’ union gives Chargers low grades for working conditions
BY TOM KRASOVIC
MARCH 6, 2023 4:49 PM PT
When Dean Spanos asked San Diegans for $1.15 billion, the competitiveness argument was one of his pitches.
Increased revenues from the stadium-and-annex in the East Village, said the Chargers’ owner long ago, would improve the team’s competitiveness. The logic made sense in theory, even with the NFL’s salary cap and floor on player payroll, because Spanos could put more money into coaches, other staff and players’ amenities.
Six years after the team’s move into temporary digs in Orange County and three years since it entered the $5-billion Kroenke Dome in Inglewood, what do NFL players think of the working conditions with the Los Angeles Chargers?
Well, they’re not singing “I Love L.A.”
The team’s working conditions placed 30th of 32 NFL franchises, per the NFL Players’ Association’s recent survey of 1,300 players.
Players gave the Chargers an F-minus for their training room, an F for nutrition and a D-minus for treatment of players’ families.
The training staff tied for 30th, while the weight room carded a C-minus.
So, other than an A-minus for the strength staff headed by Jonathan Brooks, the club drew subpar grades in every category.
Expect better in 2024 or beyond, when the team moves to El Segundo, but Chargers players seem skeptical that America’s second-largest market will transform the Spanoses into preferred leaders.
“The survey results showed that 50 percent of player respondents believe that club owner Dean Spanos will invest money to upgrade their facilities, ranking him 28th in this category,” reported the NFLPA. In comparison, “95 percent of players feel like (L.A. Rams) owner Stan Kroenke is willing to spend money to upgrade the facilities, ranking 13th overall.”