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Chargers guard Kris Dielman retires

Updated: March 1, 2012, 5:42 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- As tough and nasty as any player in the NFL, whether it was putting Albert Haynesworth on his back or getting in the last shot in a tangle of large bodies, Kris Dielman found it hard to end his NFL career.

With one of his young sons babbling in the background, the four-time Pro Bowl left guard for the San Diego Chargers choked up as he announced Thursday that he was retiring because of a scary concussion that led to changes by the NFL.

"I had nine great years," ...

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