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After 44 years in the NFL, including 21 with the Chargers , Hall of Famer Charlie Joiner retired from the NFL in January. We talk to him about his remarkable career as a player and a coach. Plus, NPC Bikini Competitor Samantha Slaven beat the odds, lost the weight and transformed her life. She joins us live in studio to talk about her training, her transformation and her next competition.

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Sports and Torts: Hall of Famer Charlie Joiner

After 44 years in the NFL, including 21 with the Chargers , Hall of Famer Charlie Joiner retired from the NFL in January. We talk to him about his remarkable career as a player and a coach.
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Sports and Torts: Samantha Slaven

NPC Bikini Competitor Samantha Slaven beat the odds, lost the weight and transformed her life. She joins us live in studio to talk about her training, her transformation and her next competition.

Photo by Dan Ray
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Charlie Joiner
When he retired at the age of 39 after the 1986 season with the San Diego Chargers, he ranked as the leading receiver of all-time with 750 catches. Blessed with excellent speed and tantalizing moves, Joiner averaged 16.2 yards per catch and accounted for 12,146 yards and 65 touchdowns on his receptions. He ranked sixth in career reception yardage. The Houston Oilers targeted Joiner for the defensive backfield when they picked the 5-11, 180-pounder from Grambling in the fourth round of the 1969 AFL-NFL Draft. Joiner played briefly on defense and the kickoff return team but soon became established as a premier pass catcher. In his fourth season in 1972, Houston sent him to the Cincinnati Bengals in a four-player swap. Four years later in 1976, he was traded to San Diego. With the Chargers, Joiner blossomed into super-stardom. He and quarterback Dan Fouts formed a lethal pass-catch team that accounted for the preponderance of his 586 receptions as a Charger. During his 11 years in San Diego, Joiner caught 50 or more passes seven times and had 70 or more receptions three seasons. Injuries cut into his playing time at the beginning but, in a 193-game span over his final 13 seasons, Joiner missed only one game. He was an All-NFL pick in 1980 and a Pro Bowl choice three times. In the 1980 AFC title game, he led the Chargers with six receptions for 130 yards and two touchdowns.

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