San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson is going to be a daddy! Ladainian’s wife, LaTorsha, is pregnant with the couple’s first child. LaTorsha shared the surprising baby news with LaDainian during a recent game. Here is the story as told by Steve Lowery of Philly News:
LaDainian Tomlinson arrived at his locker under Qualcomm Stadium yesterday to find a small package and the growing whispers that his best days as an NFL running back were far behind.
Soft-spoken and not prone to argument, there was little he could do about the latter so he busied himself with the package. Picking it up, he discovered it was from his wife and that on it she had written, “Open Immediately.”
“I was thinking it was a necklace or something, I don’t know,” Tomlinson said, half-giggling, the laughter having little to do with the Chargers’ 31-23 win over the Eagles.
The package didn’t contain jewelry but something far more precious: a pregnancy test.
“My wife is pregnant,” Tomlinson said, his laughter melding with barely suppressed tears. Several years ago Tomlinson and his wife, LaTorsha, had miscarried. They had been trying to get pregnant again for some time.
Tomlinson said the gift was proof that God works in mysterious ways. In far less significant terms, it also may have helped kick-start the Chargers’ running game.
“Absolutely,” Tomlinson said when asked if the news had spurred him to his best game of the season. “There is something special about having a child and your wife being pregnant. I can’t explain it but it was.”