Thomas Keiser arrested on misdemeanor battery charge

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San Diego has to deal with an unwanted story heading into the playoffs after Keiser got himself arrested.

San Diego Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser was arrested on Sunday night for misdemeanor battery after getting into a bar fight, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Neither Keiser or the man he was fighting sustained any serious injuries, but Keiser was taken into custody and booked nonetheless. The fight happened the same night the Chargers clinched a playoff berth by beating the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in a controversial overtime win.

Keiser was bailed out after having to post $8,000, according to records. The organization says it is aware of the situation but declined to go into further details.

It will be interesting to see if the Chargers hand down any discipline before their biggest game of the year on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, although a suspension is not expected. Keiser has been one of San Diego's better defensive players, racking up 4.5 sacks to finish second on the team.

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