YUMA, Ariz. — Chuck Muncie's attorney said Thursday that he expects a clean bill of health for the San Diego Chargers running back and does not understand why owner Alex Spanos announced that Muncie will never again play for his team.
Keith Klevan said his client has satisfactorily complied with an after-care program for cocaine addiction, as directed by National Football League Commissioner Pete Rozelle.
Spanos, however, stuck by a statement he made Wednesday night, indicating Muncie was through as a Charger.
"Chuck is in the league's hands now," Spanos said by phone Thursday from Kansas City. "He's a sick man. I've been taking care of him, but I'm through with him now.
"He won't ever play for the Chargers again, even if he (Rozelle) lifts the suspension."
In Los Angeles, Klevan said he had not spoken to Spanos and was uncertain if he would make any form of appeal to Rozelle.