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Norv Turner accepts fate, and also a game ball

Norv Turner, Mark Perlman, Philip Rivers, Ronnie Brown

San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner, right, disagrees with a delay of game call against the Chargers to line judge Mark Perlman (9) as San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, second from right, and San Diego Chargers running back Ronnie Brown (30) look on during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. The Chargers won 34-24. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


Chargers owner Dean Spanos has reportedly decided to fire coach Norv Turner.

Spanos has subsequently denied that he’s made a decision, though no one really believes him.

Now, Spanos has added a layer of awkwardness to the process, going to the locker room to give his soon-to-be-former employee a game ball after yesterday’s win over the Steelers.

Turner, however, doesn’t seem to be fooled by all this.

He told Jim Nantz of CBS that he’s accepted his fate.

We all know in the end what the final outcome will be,” Turner told Nantz, who repeated it during the broadcast.

It’s good that Turner has a grip on the situation, which has seemed obvious for some time.

And now he has a souvenir to go with it.