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Chargers superfan Boltman retiring; selling costume, rights on eBay

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Los Angeles Chargers superfan Dan Jauregui, better known as Boltman, has decided to call it a career.

Jauregui issued a statement Thursday announcing he was retiring as the Chargers' unofficial mascot and will be auctioning off the costume and "full intellectual property rights to the Boltman character" on eBay, according to Boyce Garrison of the San Diego Tribune. Half of the proceeds from the sale will benefit Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.

Bidding was at $5,800 as of Saturday afternoon.

"It has been a great ride and experience for me as I played the role of the mascot character Boltman for over 22 years," Jauregui said. "But the time has now come for me to pass the baton to a true Chargers fan in Los Angeles or San Diego or perhaps even to the Los Angeles Chargers.

"Dean Spanos and the Chargers have a unique opportunity to extend an olive branch to San Diego fans by bringing Boltman back to the field where he belongs," he continued. "Boltman belongs alongside the historic Chargers' Canon (sic) and the Charger Girls as the team gets back to its quest for a Super Bowl title."

Jauregui was told to remove his mask by stadium security at a Chargers home game last September but was eventually allowed to keep it on. He said he escaped an ejection from StubHub Center only because of security's fears over bad PR.

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