Apr 27, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers third round draft pick Keenan Allen speaks with members of the media during a press conference at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Draft Pick Keenan Allen Wears Raiders Hat During Video


Maybe someone should alert Keenan Allen that he plays for the San Diego Chargers now.

The former Cal Bears star wideout was selected by the Chargers in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft, but somehow posted this via Vine:

Yup, that’s Allen sipping what looks to be a large soda, unaware of the fact that he is wearing an Oakland Raiders hat.

He later apologized for the gaffe on Twitter:

 

One way Allen can gain forgiveness is by playing well for the Chargers and dispelling any criticism of his injury that caused his slide down the draft board. His 40-yard dash time was an unimpressive 4.7, slow for a wide receiver, and his knee and ankle injuries were likely the culprits.

He also faced some controversy when he was red-flagged for a drug test at the combine.

Golden Gate Sports’ John Española pointed out that Allen has something to prove in the NFL:

The biggest reason why Allen will succeed with the Chargers is that, like many players that were drafted later than they were expecting, he will be playing with a chip on his shoulder. Allen wants to prove all the teams that passed him up, wrong. This extra motivation will push him to take his game to the next level.

Allen caught 46 passes last season for 490 yards and five touchdowns. In 2011, he recorded a career-high 1343 receiving yards.

Tags: Keenan Allen Oakland Raiders San Diego Chargers

  • aaron nisula

    Take it off his head and use it as toilet paper!

  • RussinSactown

    He can burn it at the Raider game. Firing it out of the cannon might be a good touch…