CARSON, Calif. -- Doug Flutie spent some time at training camp tutoring a player who won't be a threat to his job anytime soon.
Maria Sharapova, a 16-year-old Russian tennis player, donned shoulder pads and Flutie's jersey before getting some tips from the Chargers' quarterback.
They passed the ball several times and Sharapova tossed 20-yard spirals with ease.
The duo then switched equipment and Flutie grabbed a racket to volley with Sharapova, who reached the fourth round at Wimbledon last month.
Flutie promised to attend Sharapova's match Thursday against top-seeded Kim Clijsters at the JPMorgan Chase Open, being held adjacent to the Chargers' camp at Home Depot Center.
Teenage WTA players seem to be fair game for athletes of all sports, eh?
With the Chargers training camponly only a few blocks away, it looks like they will have new diversions from the cheerleaders.