5/12 Morning Mighty: City pays Chargers in Qualcomm lease

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Tom Brady suspended 4 games for role in DeflateGate – SB Nation
The NFL came down hard on the New England Patriots and their star QB for using under-inflated footballs during the 2015 NFL Playoffs. What hurts more, losing Brady for 4 games or losing the first-round draft pick?

Will Venable On Playing Time, Obstruction Rule & Where Team Is At – Mighty 1090
Padres OF Will Venable talks with Darren Smith about the confusing obstruction rule, making the most of his playing time & where the team’s expectations are at.

From the Draft to the Field: The Life of an NFL Rookie – Bolts from the Blue
Former San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman writes about what his rookie year was like, and why it’s the toughest season for any NFL player to get through.

City pays Chargers in ‘Q’ lease – UT San Diego
The Chargers have received $3.2 million from the city through their Qualcomm Stadium lease since 2006 because of various rent credits, city financial documents show. The Chargers would have owed the city $22.7 million in total lease payments from 2006 through 2013, but the lease requires the city to give the team large rent credits for concessions revenue, use of suites, parking, property tax rebates and other things.

How Aztecs landed 4-star Nolan Narain – UT San Diego
Detailing how the SDSU coaching staff outworked every other program in the country, even when it meant driving for hours through ice and snow, to land 6’10” Canadian power forward Nolan Narain.

More than a month into the season, the Padres have shown us a (mostly) strong offense, but an inability to consistently put together complete games over consecutive series. Annie Heilbrunn takes a look at the storylines surrounding the Friars thus far:


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