Sunday marked the first regular-season win for the 49ers at the so-called Field of Jeans. Leave it to Deion Sanders to dump a bucket of ice water on the victory parade.
Via NFL.com, Sanders dropped a bombshell about the future of coach Jim Harbaugh on NFL GameDay Final.
“They want him out,” Sanders said of 49ers players and Harbaugh. “They’re not on the same page. I really want to know if they’re really playing for the head coach. I got a question with that. Are you really down with your head coach, San Francisco 49ers? Because the way it looks and what I’m hearing, you’re really not down for your head coach. And that’s a problem.
“They really got some problems that we hear rumblings. We all know people inside locker rooms.”
That last comment has prompted Deion to insist on Twitter that his source isn’t receiver Michael Crabtree, who several years ago drew Sanders into controversy by lying to the NCAA about having lunch with Deion while at Texas Tech. Some also believed that Sanders helped deliver Crabtree to agent Eugene Parker, and that Sanders had a voice in Crabtree’s extended rookie holdout.
“My sources wears uniforms, suits and ties,” Sanders said of this latest imbroglio.
Whoever his sources are, it’ll be interesting to see whether NFL Network delivers to Sanders the same message once given to Warren Sapp, who insisted that former Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey was the “snitch” in the bounty case. At that time, the league-owned media conglomerate told Sapp that he’s not a reporter.
Sanders is currently behaving like a reporter. And he’s creating a real issue for one of the 32 teams that owns NFL Network. And he played for the 49ers the last time they won a Super Bowl.
So, basically, this one could get interesting.