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49'ers Drop Tampering Charges Against Jets

ESPN Mike Sando has reported that the 49'ers have dropped the tampering charges against the Jets they filed earlier this year regarding Michael Crabtree

San Francisco 49ers president Jed York is dropping the team's tampering charge against the New York Jets over Michael Crabtree, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Monday.

The 49ers filed tampering charges with the NFL regarding their then-negotiations with first-round draft pick Crabtree. Former player Deion Sanders said he knew two teams that were willing to pay Crabtree what he wanted while he was holding out from the Niners. The 49ers investigated and filed the charge against the Jets.

The 49ers signed Crabtree to a six-year contract in early October. He has 22 catches for 292 yards and one touchdown since joining the 49ers.

Crabtree caught 97 passes for 1,165 yards and 19 touchdowns last year during his sophomore season at Texas Tech. He finished his college career with 231 receptions for 3,127 yards and 41 TDs.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


We said at the time here at GGN that we expected nothing to come of this, not only because it would make absolutely zero sense for Mike T to be involved in tampering with Crabtree because of the deadlines for the trading of rights, but also because tampering charges are so hard to prove, unless they had phone records of actual conversations (remember that just having records of calls to his agent from the Jets would not of been enough with Dustin Keller also being a client) then nothing was being done.

So there we have the end of that.