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Joiner hangs ’em up in NFL

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Ex-Grambling State star retires after 44 years as player/coach
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Former Grambling State University star Charlie Joiner has announced his retirement after 44 years in the National Football League as either a player or coach. The Many native was a three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers before serving as an assistant coach on three different NFL staffs, most recently being with the Chargers.

Because of his well-known humility, Charlie Joiner is oftentimes regarded by the media as a “tough” interview.

Cordial he is and classy as they make them, but it’s always been his nature not to boast about his myriad of accomplishments.

Given what he’s achieved as a player and coach for nearly 50 years, Joiner has plenty of others — fellow coaches and teammates, fans and media — who are more than happy to be assigned that task.

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