Tearful Tomlinson says goodbye to San Diego

An emotional LaDainian Tomlinson says he's sad to be leaving the San Diego Chargers but is excited for the future.

The star running back says he wasn't given a reason why the Chargers released him on Monday after nine mostly brilliant seasons in which he became one of the greatest running backs in NFL history.

Speaking at a news conference in the ballroom at a suburban golf course, Tomlinson choked up after thanking his wife, LaTorsha, who was sitting to his right.

The 30-year-old Tomlinson says he hopes to play three or four more seasons as he continues to pursue a Super Bowl championship that never came during his San Diego days.