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October 1, 2007
Polamalu apologizes to Davis

Talked to Vernon Davis today about the hit that put him out of action a couple of weeks. Davis thought Steelers safety Troy Polamalu’s shot that left him with a sprained medial collateral ligament was a bit of a cheap shot. But he said he’s not angry with Polamalu, who called him a couple of days after the game to apologize.
“I don’t know how he got my number, but the guy called me and apologized for hitting me that low,” Davis said.
What was his reaction: “It’s cool. That’s alright. That’s what happens. It’s part of football.”
Davis is not yet running on the knee but said he’s been doing some low-impact weight lifting in the training room. He said he aims to be back for the New York Giants game Oct. 21. Now if only he can get an apology from Gerry Austin ...


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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