Bengals vs. Chargers

It was embarassing enough when Cincinnati Bengals coach Marin Lewis had to apologize to the fans for the subpar 8-8 season, due in a great part to the fact that … what was it, eight players? … had run-ins with the law.

The San Diego Chargers, who did make the playoffs and are an AFC favorite for the Super Bowl, is charging forward with trying to catch the Bengals in the run-in department.

Ryan Krause

Chargers third-string tight end Ryan Krause was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence during the weekend — an item that only warrented three paragraphs in the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE.

That makes it seven run-in with the law by a Chargers team member this season.

Krause was arrested early Saturday and later released on bail. Coach Marty Schottenheimer said he spoke with Krause and “I explained to him that is not acceptable,” Schottenheimer said in an ASSOCIATED PRESS version of the story.

But he didn’t offer an apology. That’ll surely come after he loses another playoff game.