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Police dispute report of Ryan Mathews bar fight arrest

Ryan Mathews ran for 707 years last season with the San Diego Chargers. Ryan Mathews ran for 707 yards last season with the San Diego Chargers. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

Early reports suggested that San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was arrested Sunday evening outside a San Diego nightclub following a bar fight, but the police have since disputed that report.

U-T San Diego is reporting that Mathews was not arrested, quoting Sgt. Robin Rose of the San Diego Police Department who says, despite the Examiner's report, that Mathews was not taken into custody Sunday evening.

“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.”

The Examiner and Big Lead Sports first reported news of the arrest.

From The Examiner:

One witness, David Nieto aka Dj Wired, reported seeing a group of five Hispanic males inside the club proceed to speak to Mathews and another black male. All men including Mathews were described as intoxicated. The altercation took place outside the club gate where everyone smokes. Witnesses say words over a female were exchanged and Mathews reportedly knocked one male out cold and the individual was taken to UCSD medical hospital.

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