Chargers head coach Schottenheimer fired

Updated: February 13, 2007, 7:22 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SAN DIEGO -- Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer was fired Monday night in a shocking move by team president Dean Spanos, who cited a "dysfunctional situation" between the coach and general manager A.J. Smith.

The move was first reported by ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Clayton: Not a big surprise

The league knew the situation between Marty Schottenheimer and general manager A.J. Smith was a ticking time bomb, writes John Clayton. Story

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