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February 21, 2008
Briggs, 49ers and tampering ... oh my!

Some of you have seen the Yahoo! report in which the 49ers are accused of tampering with Bears' linebacker Lance Briggs last year. I have not yet gotten an on-the-record response from the 49ers, most of whom are in Indianapolis for the combine. I did get a not-for-attribution response from one team official who called the allegation "complete, utter, b.s." except he didn't use the term "b.s." If it's not b.s., the 49ers might be fined or they might lose a draft pick. According to the report, the league is investigating ...

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

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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