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Report: FBI was snooping around Joe Montana


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.

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45 Responses to “Report: FBI was snooping around Joe Montana”
  1. sonofsamadams says: May 5, 2014 3:56 PM

    Typical 49er trash. Next thing you know he’ll have C4 in his shoes at the airport.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: May 5, 2014 3:58 PM

    Then at some point the word came down. Lay off Joey “Round Eyes” Montana. Iffa you knowa whats a gooda f’you.

  3. simonator917 says: May 5, 2014 3:59 PM

    Well, he was a 49er.

  4. deerhuntinfool71 says: May 5, 2014 4:00 PM

    Must have been those sketchy sketcher shoe commercials…..

  5. thestrategyexpert says: May 5, 2014 4:03 PM

    If nobody including the FBI or anybody that has been arrested can say he did anything wrong, then sounds like he’s pretty clean.

  6. andrejohnsonforpresident says: May 5, 2014 4:05 PM

    I think everyone knows Joe wants more cash. I’m interested to see what happens with this going forward. Wouldn’t be extremely shocked if something came up.

  7. catquick says: May 5, 2014 4:07 PM

    Well………he did have a rifle for an arm

  8. mogogo1 says: May 5, 2014 4:11 PM

    Doesn’t mean he’s dishonest, but he certainly does like to get paid. A few years back they got 37 of 40 Super Bowl MVPs together but Joe was one who declined because he wanted more money.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: May 5, 2014 4:12 PM

    They decided that “Shrimp Boy” Chow was the Mein man.

  10. paastahtroy says: May 5, 2014 4:13 PM

    As a Seahawk fan I can’t stand the current Niners but have nothing but respect for the Walsh/Montana Niners… Plus our coach came from there to a degree.

  11. luigiboy12 says: May 5, 2014 4:13 PM

    Whaaaaaaaaaa? Say it ain’t so. He needs an official apology for that leak.

    We have so few heroes. Social media is killing the integrity of everything I know. I don’t read the label of everything I eat for a reason.

  12. weareluckytohavemikeflorio says: May 5, 2014 4:13 PM

    typical of this New FBI we have. They talk about people even though they arent guilty of any crimes but drag them through the mud because they can.
    In generations gone by we wouldnt even know of this attempt to drag someone down, who probably wouldnt play ball with them.
    one mans opinion

  13. claymath52 says: May 5, 2014 4:16 PM

    I swear Shrimp Boy is an upstanding business man.

  14. thegreatgabbert says: May 5, 2014 4:31 PM

    An unspecified business propostion. Also known as an offer you can’t refuse.

  15. 49erlifer says: May 5, 2014 4:32 PM

    Down to the bengals with 3 minutes left and joe cool walked to the huddle and pointed to the stands “Hey look its an FBI agent” and the rest is history. He is god theres no way hes found guilty!

  16. kurlypubes says: May 5, 2014 4:36 PM

    Did he wake up to a horse head under his sheets?

  17. lgbarn says: May 5, 2014 4:37 PM

    On to the topic of Montana. It is a shame that his name was leaked though I have no issues with wanting money for appearances since money is being made by his presence. He is the best QB of alltime in my opinion.

  18. texaspistoleer says: May 5, 2014 4:38 PM

    Sounds to me like he was investigated and found to be clean. If there was even a hint of his involvement, the feds would have kept digging until they could charge him. They love to get a high-profile arrest (i.e., the state senator involved), so they fact they didn’t arrest is a pretty good sign he wasn’t involved in anything improper.

  19. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: May 5, 2014 4:40 PM

    He must be a conservative

  20. bugnuts says: May 5, 2014 4:41 PM

    Wait! What? …. I heard he was related to Tony Montana? Say it ain’t so, Joe!

  21. sharks123 says: May 5, 2014 4:42 PM

    Montana didn’t go to the super bowl thing because of his kids. It wasnt the first or last time he put his family before the NFL. Wanted more money my ass. Stop talking out of yours.

  22. johnnyquick says: May 5, 2014 4:59 PM

    Undercover FBI operatives do not make unspecified business proposition to anybody.

  23. humb0lt says: May 5, 2014 5:05 PM

    Joe Montana didn’t go to the final 49er game at Candlestick either in December. I saw him with his family about an hour before kickoff in Calistoga, near where he has or had a house. People who know Joe say spotlight of such media events like the Super Bowl MVP gathering and the Candlestick send off is not important to him. He tends to shun those types of things. (He is scheduled to play in a flag football game at Candlestick this summer.) He had enough time in the media spotlight during his playing career. Perhaps he did say he wanted more money to go the Super Bowl MVP thing in order to give him an out, or maybe it just wasn’t worth it to him if it meant missing doing something with this family. His family is important to him.

  24. SparkyGump says: May 5, 2014 5:08 PM

    The FBI should look at Jerry Jones for defrauding his team’s fans.

  25. tomthebombtracy says: May 5, 2014 5:13 PM

    Pot stickers I mean plot thickens in this Chinatown 2 caper. Spreading like a California wildfire. Montana to Brown Rice followed by Steve Egg Fu Young.

  26. spliff219 says: May 5, 2014 5:15 PM

    Not a 49ers fan but it pisses me of when people who dont know anything about the game get on here and try to bash a legend

  27. hakunamangata says: May 5, 2014 5:20 PM

    must of been tipped off by Steve Young.

  28. tinbender2000 says: May 5, 2014 5:24 PM

    They wanted him for Twerking. Wait, that was Hannah Montana

  29. kingokra says: May 5, 2014 5:26 PM

    Maybe they’re trying to fry Rice and get to Jerry through Joe.

  30. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: May 5, 2014 5:37 PM

    Hmm, isn’t anyone curious who Leland Yee is and why charges were brought against him?

  31. fdugrad says: May 5, 2014 5:46 PM

    Oh, I thought They might have been investigating that Noxema shaving commercial he did in the seventies with his future wife!

  32. trollingforjustice says: May 5, 2014 6:00 PM

    If Montana is not involved, look for the FBI to go after “shrimp boy” and grill him hard! they wont stop until they DE-vein him.

  33. djcologne says: May 5, 2014 6:07 PM

    He was meeting Jerry Rice at the Lotus Touch Massage…..

  34. bluenose1965 says: May 5, 2014 6:15 PM

    Montana should have been arrested…….

    for that appearance on Saturday Night Live.

  35. nomoreseasontix says: May 5, 2014 6:24 PM

    Sounds like they tried to entrap him and he blew them off.
    Just Feds looking for a headline case….

  36. marvinmillersucks says: May 5, 2014 6:26 PM

    Won’t go anywhere. A democrat congressman from California that was pro gun control getting caught selling military weapons? Nothing to see hear, move along. Good thing Joe wasn’t dealing with a republican, he’d be fish bait!

  37. dcapettini says: May 5, 2014 6:28 PM

    No wonder the Mexican cartels and the Jihadis do whatever they want to do. These clowns at the FBI can’t keep anything confidential. If they think that they have something on him, get an indictment. Otherwise, keep your mouths shut and do not impugn honest citizens. I guess they all, think that they are J. Edgar; above the law and common decency.

  38. rudy6984 says: May 5, 2014 7:38 PM

    Some people here just hate because of their own shortcomings

  39. stampnhawk says: May 5, 2014 8:43 PM

    He looked pretty suspicious in those Sketchers commercials…

  40. Wineshard says: May 5, 2014 9:14 PM

    Did they say hello to Montana’s little friend? It is San Francisco after all.

  41. beelicker says: May 5, 2014 10:33 PM

    The real mystery here is what justification there would be for deleting a Twin Peaks joke?

  42. getmikej2012 says: May 6, 2014 6:40 AM

    If the FBI were looking into Joe Montana’s business affairs there’s likely something shady going on. Goodell needs to hire a private investigator to look into this matter for violations of the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Montana should be suspended from all NFL activity pending the outcome of Goodell’s investigation. Or, is there a double standard?

  43. zdravit says: May 6, 2014 1:10 PM

    Maybe they just love his fresh scent.

  44. idpfantasyfootball says: May 7, 2014 8:15 AM

    ..check the NSA tapes.. I’m sure they can find something to help fulfill whatever vendetta they have against the man.

    As long as Joe doesn’t take advice from Eddie DeBartolo, Jr. on how to grease palms, he’ll be fine.

  45. jvibottomline says: May 7, 2014 12:17 PM

    I saw FBI and Joe Montana and I immediately thought this was going to be about the 1980’s professional athlete cocaine scandal

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