Melvin Gordon’s homecoming interrupted by actute fumblitis

Chargers rookie Melvin Gordon was back in his home state, but appeared lost on Sunday.
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Melvin Gordon didn't exactly have the type of homecoming he'd hoped for.

Back in his home state of Wisconsin, the Chargers rookie running back fumbled twice — and was promptly pulled from the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against Green Bay.

“We’ve got to eliminate that,” head coach Mike McCoy told Jim Alexander of the Orange County Register. “He put it on the ground twice. We gotta put a stop to that.”

Gordon's first cough-up was recovered by a teammate. Packers' linebacker Clay Matthews scooped the second one up.

So McCoy put an end to Gordon's day. The former high school standout at Kenosha, Wis. and star at the University of Wisconsin was benched in front of a thrall of cheeseheads.

He finished the game with 29 yards on seven carries. 

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