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Chargers hang onto disgruntled Jackson

Sept. 22, 2010 at 6:06 PM   |   Comments

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The San Diego Chargers opted to keep suspended wide receiver Vincent Jackson after letting a Wednesday deadline to trade him pass without a deal.

Jackson, who is under a three-game suspension for drunken driving offenses, has been holding out and has refused to play for the Chargers.

A 4 p.m. Wednesday deadline worked out by the league and the NFL Players' Association allowing Jackson to play by Week 5 if he were traded to another team came and went without a deal despite multiple offers being put before the Chargers, sources told ESPN.

The broadcaster quoted a source as saying the Minnesota Vikings offered the Chargers a second-round draft choice and an additional conditional pick for Jackson.

Another source reportedly indicated the receiver had even worked out a financial package with Minnesota.

"We had multiple offers and the Chargers squashed them all," Jackson's agent, Jonathan Feinsod, told ESPN.

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