I saw him playing at the top of his form back in San Diego in the early 80s. I never got the story about why he was dropped from the team and the sportscasters seemed very reluctant to talk about it.
Leitner, who was probably the “go to” sportscaster in San Diego at the time simply likened it to a “divorce” and refused to talk about it.
But yeah, I remember him being big, fast, good hands, and he could take hits and keep charging.
I saw the man play as well. Season ticket holder for some years. Chuck was a fun player to watch. RIP, Chuck.
Back then, talking about drug use in pro sports was still verboten, although you started to see some stories about it in the media. Later in the decade you saw it being more reported the drug abuse problems pro athletes were having
Too bad Muncie was stopped by his drug use....defenses weren’t stopping him