Former Chargers star running back LaDainian Tomlinson has sold his 13-acre property in the Heritage Estates area of Poway for $3.495 million, just under what the All-Pro paid for it a decade ago, it was reported Thursday.

Tomlinson, 35, who now works with the NFL Network, bought the single-story home that features a pool with a swim-up bar, spa, outdoor kitchen, full-size basketball court and a putting green for $3.5 million when it was built in 2004, the Los Angeles Times reported.

In addition to its five bedrooms and six bathrooms, the Mediterranean-style house in the 18700 block of Heritage Drive also boasts a custom wine cellar, a home theater with stadium seating and a wood-paneled library.

The property, at more than 9,600 square feet, was listed in early July, and the sale closed Wednesday, according to the report. He had been asking as much as $5.21 million three years ago.

Ladainian Tomlinson, at the 2012 news conference following his retirement. Photo credit:

Tomlinson, the Chargers’ first-round draft pick in 2001, won two NFL rushing titles during his nine seasons with the Chargers and was picked for five Pro Bowls. In 2006, he scored a league-record 28 rushing touchdowns and was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and Man of the Year.

He left the Chargers for the New York Jets at the end of the 2009 season, but re-signed with San Diego before he  immediately retired in 2012.

Another Heritage Estates property owned by former Green Bay Packer Ryan Pickett is also on the market, according to the report.

– City News Service

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