Chargers player arrested in Gaslamp Quarter

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego Chargers linebacker was arrested on suspicion of battery Sunday night in the Gaslamp Quarter, according to San Diego police.

Thomas KeiserThomas Keiser, 24, was arrested Sunday at 10:50 p.m. at Barley Mash on Fifth Avenue in downtown San Diego on one misdemeanor count of battery, SDPD said.

According to police, the victim refused treatment for minor injuries.

Police said Keiser was no longer in custody Monday evening.

Alcohol was not a factor in the arrest, police added.

The arrest came just hours after the Chargers miraculously clinched the last playoff spot in the AFC by beating the Kansas City Chiefs 27- 24 in overtime.

The San Diego Chargers released the following statement:

“We’re aware of the issue involving Thomas.  We’ll continue to monitor the situation and let the legal process run its course.”

Keiser was signed by the Chargers in May after playing two seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He was waived by the Chargers Aug. 31 when the team reduced its roster to the regular-season maximum of 53 and signed to the practice squad a day later.

Keiser was promoted to the active roster in October and appeared in 12 games, starting three, including Sunday’s, making 20 tackles and one interception. His 4.5 sacks was third on the team and tops among linebackers.