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John Harbaugh says Boogergate is over, his brother should be cleared

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As far as Ravens coach John Harbaugh is concerned, Boogergate is over.

Harbaugh started his conference call with Cleveland-area reporters Wednesday by saying, “For the record, my brother has never eaten a booger.” That matches what his brother, ex-49ers and current Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, said earlier this week.

There was no booger eating,” Jim Harbaugh said.

Case closed, then.

During Michigan’s game last Saturday, TV cameras caught Jim Harbaugh rubbing his nose. What happened next is open to interpretation, and some interpreted it as Harbaugh sampling something from his nostril. That interpretation has now been shot down, on the record, by two Harbaughs.

Later in Wednesday’s conference call, John Harbaugh said that he also has never eaten a booger. We hope you’ll rest easier knowing that.

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31 Responses to “John Harbaugh says Boogergate is over, his brother should be cleared”
  1. hukdeep says: Sep 14, 2016 1:16 PM

    Who picks ’em better than we do?

  2. cheatustobeatus says: Sep 14, 2016 1:17 PM

    Well thank goodness we can all rest now knowing that. AYFKM!

  3. skolvikes45 says: Sep 14, 2016 1:17 PM

    Don’t be booger eating discriminating, soon there is going to be an unconscious bias training mandated by the NCAA and NFL for those who discriminate against booger eating, and it will be ESPN’s top story for two weeks

  4. magnumpimustache says: Sep 14, 2016 1:19 PM

    John Harbaugh may never have eaten a booger.

    But he did take a huge bite out of a crap sandwhich when he got out foxed by Belicheck in the AFC Div Playoff game.

    Who losses a game after being up by 14…..Twice…..

  5. frenzy95 says: Sep 14, 2016 1:20 PM

    I can rest easy now know this information, thanks!

  6. jjackwagon says: Sep 14, 2016 1:20 PM

    Keep your booger hooks out of your mouth and people won’t draw the wrong conclusion.

  7. guitarkevin says: Sep 14, 2016 1:21 PM


    And this is a prime example of how the media in the US has lost all sense of integrity.

  8. ctiggs says: Sep 14, 2016 1:31 PM

    Come back home Jim and eat the boogers we call Jed and Trent

  9. paulieorkid says: Sep 14, 2016 1:44 PM

    Let’s have the parents, aunts and uncles weigh in – and get the whole Harbaugh clan involved – all standing united in insisting that their Jimmy is merely a booger picker, and not a booger eater too.

    I have a buddy who went to grad school at USD about 10 years ago, and he insists he saw Jim Harbaugh pull something out of his beak on the Toreros’ sideline when he was coaching there – and it was so nasty and vile that it appeared to have been pulled out of the deep brain. But in Jim’s defense, my buddy said he didn’t see Jim eat it.

  10. bigblu73 says: Sep 14, 2016 1:50 PM

    Well now that we have a non booger eater confirmation from both Harbaugh brothers I guess I should gouge out my lying eyes!!!

  11. dejadoh says: Sep 14, 2016 1:54 PM

    Is there another angle? Maybe PEDs.

  12. footballfan58 says: Sep 14, 2016 1:54 PM

    Seriously??? SMH

  13. navis97 says: Sep 14, 2016 1:58 PM

    (In Seinfeld Voice)…..

    If we pick do we not bleed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. 5against1 says: Sep 14, 2016 1:59 PM

    That’s a great article headline.

  15. RegisHawk says: Sep 14, 2016 2:15 PM

    He knows because Jim only eats boogers from John’s hand.

  16. Grugenhagen says: Sep 14, 2016 2:18 PM

    “Fifty bucks says the Smails kid picks his nose…”

  17. swagger52 says: Sep 14, 2016 2:18 PM

    Michigan recruits should just move on from this booger debacle. If he doesn’t eat them, then guess where they wind up?

    Go Maryland!

  18. evrybdyhas1 says: Sep 14, 2016 2:21 PM

    When you are playing Cleveland what else is there to talk about.

  19. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 14, 2016 2:25 PM

    C’mon John! You know you made him eat boogers!

  20. jda129 says: Sep 14, 2016 2:27 PM

    I’ll take an NFL job as a tissue boy if they want to make that a thing.

  21. metalman5150 says: Sep 14, 2016 2:34 PM

    O goodness!

    Who here hasn’t eaten a booger?

  22. runningoutofboundsisforgringos says: Sep 14, 2016 2:34 PM

    In the NFC Championship loss to Seattle, that booger gobbling freak ate at least seven pounds of boogers by halftime alone, and the rest he wiped on Kaepernick

  23. dietrich43 says: Sep 14, 2016 2:35 PM

    Was it a magic booger? Maybe there was a second picker! Where’s Keith Hernandez?

  24. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says: Sep 14, 2016 2:45 PM

    “What’s the big deal if he did eat a booger?”

    — every Steelers’ fan

  25. bullcharger says: Sep 14, 2016 2:46 PM


  26. deepenwide says: Sep 14, 2016 2:52 PM

    You can pick your brothers,
    you can pick your nose,
    but you can’t pick your brothers nose.

  27. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoNewEngland says: Sep 14, 2016 2:53 PM

    i thought Belicheat only did this?
    Harbaugh too?

  28. rainsarge says: Sep 14, 2016 3:24 PM

    Harbaugh never ate the booger, Belichick never cheated, Brady doesn’t care about PSI on footballs the refs don’t have it out for Cam, Rice never used stickum, Lebron didn’t travel and Goodell never saw the Ray Rice tapes.

  29. chinahand11 says: Sep 14, 2016 3:27 PM

    When I was a kid we used to make fake plastic boogers and let them hang out of our noses, then engage people in conversation to see if they would say anything. John should do that next press conference.

  30. bengalobserver says: Sep 14, 2016 3:31 PM

    Dr Oz could clear this whole controversy up in a simple one hour segment. .. or could he?

  31. greg2geez says: Sep 14, 2016 4:18 PM

    Those boogereaters are lying.

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