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John Lynch: Tramaine Brock’s release doesn’t mean Joe Mixon’s off board

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After the 49ers released cornerback Tramaine Brock in the wake of a domestic violence arrest last week, coach Kyle Shanahan said that the team wasn’t sending a message of absolute zero tolerance for players who find themselves in trouble for similar reasons.

Shanahan said that each situation will be treated on its own merits, something that General Manager John Lynch also said on Wednesday. Lynch rejected the idea “that we didn’t think highly of” Brock, who he said was in line to be a starter, and that it was “not easy” to make the decision to part ways with the corner.

Lynch said he hoped there wouldn’t be too many other instances where they’d have to make such a decision, but that they would handle them as “a unique and different situation” each time. He also wouldn’t say what decision the team has made regarding putting Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon on their draft board in light of his 2014 suspension for punching a woman in the face.

“I think in terms of our board, we’ve made an effort to be as transparent as possible, but just one thing that I believe is that we’re not going to share some specifics of our board, who’s on it, who’s off it,” Lynch said, via CSNBayArea.com. “So I think that applies to that young man, as well.”

Mixon was eligible to attend the team’s pro day for local players because he attended high school nearby, but Lynch said he didn’t know if Mixon was asked to take part.

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9 Responses to “John Lynch: Tramaine Brock’s release doesn’t mean Joe Mixon’s off board”
  1. jimnaizeeum says: Apr 13, 2017 12:13 PM

    John Lynch: Tramaine Brock’s release doesn’t mean Joe Mixon’s off board.

    I wonder if he thinks about he is going to say before saying it?

  2. silvernblacksabbath says: Apr 13, 2017 12:17 PM

    I love the double standard!!!

  3. deprado1 says: Apr 13, 2017 12:20 PM

    This will be hypocritical if they pick Mixon. It means that if you are a good player you can get away with domestic violence, but if marginal then there is zero tolerance.

  4. grumpysal says: Apr 13, 2017 12:26 PM

    Jesus, enough already, show some balls and either say “yes, he’s on our board” or “no, he’s not on our board” and live with the fallout.

    And it’s hilarious that the GM of an NFL team doesn’t know if his team invited a local player to their own pro day. He’s either lying or really doesn’t know, and neither of them are a good sign for him.

  5. RegisHawk says: Apr 13, 2017 12:30 PM

    Uh…he’s a figurehead. That’s why they hired six other people with various levels of GM experience to surround him.

  6. ezpkns34 says: Apr 13, 2017 12:51 PM

    Could always just be a ploy to make someone wanna trade up to the top of the 2nd round or him….maybe?

  7. senoreno says: Apr 13, 2017 12:54 PM

    This will be hypocritical if they pick Mixon. It means that if you are a good player you can get away with domestic violence, but if marginal then there is zero tolerance.
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    Not really. Mixons trouble isn’t due to domestic violence. Also Brock isn’t some marginal-fringe player..He a starter and a good one at that.

  8. hitit49 says: Apr 13, 2017 2:24 PM

    Come on John, let the teams drafting above you and below you know if you would take him or not!

  9. dallasbeast says: Apr 13, 2017 2:38 PM

    This guy may end up being the best back in the draft… And an eternal PR nightmare for the league.

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