Despite relaxing in Del Boca Vista since 2011, the San Diego Chargers recruited LaDainian Tomlinson to run this autumn

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LaDainian Tomlinson doesn’t want to be a Charger.

Despite enjoying retirement in Del Boca Vista, future Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson told Yahoo! Sports’ Mike Silver that the San Diego Chargers wanted him to return and compete for them this autumn.

The 5-foot-10, 215 pound Tomlinson, who San Diego took out of TCU with the fifth overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, last played for the New York Jets in 2011.

“At first I thought they weren’t really serious, but they kept talking about it, and I realized it was real,” said Tomlinson, 33, a member of the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Team who won the league’s scoring crown on two occasions. “They said, ‘You can come back and carry it 10 or 12 times a game. We’d like to have you here.’ Mentally, going back would have been too hard.”

With the Chargers coming off a disappointing 7-9 campaign in the AFC West, San Diego’s apparent recruitment of Tomlinson is an uppercut aimed at the ballsack of incumbent runner Ryan Mathews.

Battling injuries in 2012, the 25-year-old Matthews started only nine games and amassed a measly 678 yards on the ground.

Clearly banging the pooch, San Diego’s suits inked Matthews to a five-year pact worth $26.65 million in August 2010.

Trying to pair a graying L. T. with a delicate 2011 Pro Bowler is an indictment against the entire Chargers organization.

Snubbing the “really serious” Bolts, LaDainian Tomlinson understandably has better places to be than “America’s Finest City.”

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