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49ers rookie Quinton Patton struggling with air travel

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For 49ers rookie wide receiver Quinton Patton, the rookie symposium needs to include a session with a travel agent.

The fourth-round pick from Louisiana Tech initially reached into his own pocket to fly to San Francisco after the draft, before he was allowed to report to work. They had to send him home that time, though he earned the respect of coach Jim Harbaugh.

This week, when they bought the ticket, he nearly didn’t make it, according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com.

Patton nearly missed his flight because he couldn’t find his identification, which was buried in the pocket of a pair of pants inside his luggage.

“I tried to come out here early last time and now I can’t even get out there this time,” Patton said.

After the weekend minicamp, he’ll be exiled again, since Louisiana Tech hasn’t held graduation yet, and rookies can’t participate until that happens.

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21 Responses to “49ers rookie Quinton Patton struggling with air travel”
  1. sampsonswag01 says: May 11, 2013 11:36 AM

    Really? “struggling with air travel”? It wasn’t a struggle flying in any manner the first time and the second time he made a common mistake of forgetting where he placed his ID. How is that “struggling with air travel”???

  2. latchbeam says: May 11, 2013 11:37 AM

    Hey Quinton, this is how you know when the sports media likes you! You misplace your wallet and its becomes a story… That’s pretty cool!

  3. larrydavid7000 says: May 11, 2013 11:45 AM

    I hope that this is a good omen and that this is how the 49ers season is going to go. LOL… I would be worried if I was a fan.

  4. zevo49 says: May 11, 2013 11:50 AM

    WHEN DOES LOUISIANA TECH HOLD THEIR GRADUATION CEREMONY?

  5. rextraordinaire says: May 11, 2013 11:57 AM

    Nobody writes about it when I’m having troubles at the airport. What gives?

  6. zevo49 says: May 11, 2013 11:59 AM

    I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE QUPA IN ACTION THIS YEAR AND I ALREADY CAME UP WITH A NICKNAME FOR HIM AND IT IS EITHER QUPA FOR THE FIRST 2 LETTERS IN HIS FIRST AND LAST NAME OR QUINTON THE “GENERAL” PATTON FOR AFTER ONE OF, IF NOT THE GREATEST LEADERS OF OUR ARM FORCES TO EVER LEAD THE MEN AND WOMEN OF STEEL IN THE WAR ERA. PLEASE VOTE FOR WHICH ONE YOU LIKE BETTER OR COME UP WITH YOUR OWN NICKNAME. “BOOK EM DANO”

  7. jrazz22 says: May 11, 2013 11:59 AM

    larrydavid7000 says:May 11, 2013 11:45 AM

    I hope that this is a good omen and that this is how the 49ers season is going to go. LOL… I would be worried if I was a fan.
    ———————————————————-
    You’d be worried if you were a fan because of this? My god you’re a paranoid freak who probably never steps out of the basement.

  8. arlingtonsynn says: May 11, 2013 11:59 AM

    Over/under on his wonderlic at 9.

    Any takers?

  9. psmith7716 says: May 11, 2013 12:04 PM

    Does the author really consider this newsworthy?

  10. sonoco says: May 11, 2013 12:16 PM

    LTU graduation ceremony is next Sat 5/18

  11. soia311 says: May 11, 2013 12:22 PM

    I feel like this MIGHT have been worth a story if he missed the flight. He didn’t though. So why?

  12. genus49 says: May 11, 2013 12:39 PM

    So this happened on Thursday and you make this newsbreaking article on Saturday morning after he’s already come in and impressed people in the practices?

    I look forward to your story on Jason Collins coming out of the closet.

  13. ilovefoolsball says: May 11, 2013 12:52 PM

    Good thing that the 49ers have plenty of “depth” so they can draft “projects” like this.

    Last time a superbowl loser returned to the superbowl without the aid of spygate was 1998.

  14. lionsdraftguy says: May 11, 2013 1:06 PM

    Just another one of bigmouth Harbaughs “#1 WRs”

  15. southpaw79 says: May 11, 2013 1:07 PM

    Really? Is someone on a Pay per Patton story plan? Even as a Niner fan I do not find this story interesting in the least.

  16. lostsok says: May 11, 2013 1:10 PM

    “psmith7716 says: Does the author really consider this newsworthy?”

    It’s may. And you’re commenting at a football site.

    Yes. Yes it is noteworthy.

    Clearly only fanatics who dream about “the next game” every single day of the year come to the site in May. Absolutely, positively everything is newsworthy. And if it doesn’t mention Tebow, it gets bonus points for being newsworthy without being cringeworthy.

  17. arrowdead says: May 11, 2013 1:40 PM

    love this guy; nice work ethic, roll with the punches….gonna love bay area.

  18. raiderlyfe510 says: May 11, 2013 1:42 PM

    QP’s relentless pursuit of perfection is like Jerry Rice and Terrell Owens. Some teams have all the luck.

  19. Patskrieg dot com says: May 11, 2013 2:25 PM

    …the same pants he was returning?

  20. guinness021 says: May 11, 2013 2:35 PM

    at least he didnt have a loaded gun like some of the other idiots. at least that would of made this a story

  21. hackphx says: May 13, 2013 12:58 AM

    Air travel for Patton is hang time going up for a pass. This guy runs good routes(sorry Matt Maioco you’re wrong), plays tall, runs after the catch. Might be here a long time.

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