Category Archives: Tampering

49ers drop tampering charge against Jets

The 49ers have dropped the tampering charge against the New York Jets, a 49ers source said. The 49ers filed charges against the Jets, citing alleged involvement with then-unsigned draft pick Michael Crabtree. The 49ers are no longer pursuing the matter with the NFL office, the source said, because “we have our guy.” Crabtree signed a […]

Bears’ Briggs was certain he’d be joining 49ers

Chicago Bears linebacker and Sacramento native Lance Briggs was certain he would be playing for the 49ers. The 49ers and Bears talked at the 2007 trade deadline about a deal that would send Briggs to the 49ers.   That deal fell through. But Briggs, who was a scheduled free agent in 2008, knew he would sign […]

NFL Network: Sanders clears the air

Deion Sanders said today on the NFL Network that agent Eugene Parker was his source when he said on Sept. 4 that there were two teams “desiring” a trade for Michael Crabtree. And, furthermore, he said the 49ers were Parker’s source.

More on alleged tampering with Crabtree

Deion Sanders, a Michael Crabtree confidant, said two teams contacted the 49ers to talk about trading for the unsigned rookie wide receiver. The 49ers denied any trade talks ever took place. Now, another well-connected voice confirms what Sanders initially revealed earlier this month on the NFL Network.