COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Philip Rivers was bleeding.
Nothing unusual. It was just before halftime of an otherwise unmemorable Monday Night Football game, and the medical staff was more than ready to tape up the quarterback's wounded arm.
"This s--- happens all the time," Rivers said, heading toward the sideline.
Wait, did Philip Rivers, the NFL's all-time king of fiery but 100 percent G-rated clean trash talk just ... swear?
That's what David Chao thought he heard. Chao worked as the Chargers' team doctor from 1997 to 2013; he and Rivers talked about the incident recently on a podcast.