The recent FBI operation that generated indictments of numerous Bay Area professionals including an NFL agent also targeted, at one point, Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana.
Philip Matier and Andrew Ross of the San Francisco Chronicle report that the FBI was “snooping around” Montana as part of the investigation that produced charges against California State Senator Leland Yee and Chinatown tong leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow.
“Nobody has said he did anything wrong,” an unnamed source told the Chronicle regarding Montana.
Montana reportedly was “contacted by an undercover FBI operative about an unspecified business proposition” during the probe. The report has no further details about the nature of the proposition or Montana’s reaction to it.
Montana rightfully should be upset that word of the investigation leaked. Despite the absence of any evidence to suggest that Montana broke the law in any way, the mere association of his name with the investigation will cause some to think that his hands are dirty.