San Francisco 49ers Reportedly Suspend Brandon Jacobs for Rest of Regular Season
UPDATE: Monday, Dec. 10 at 7:45 p.m. ET by Richard Langford
Brandon Jacobs does not approve of his suspension. The USA Today's Mike Garafolo explains:
Brandon Jacobs will be filing a grievance in hopes of getting reinstated, getting his money or getting his ticket out of SF.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 11, 2012
I have no idea how this grievance will go, but I'm confident that, one way or another, he will get his ticket out of San Francisco.
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Comcast Sports Network's Matt Maiocco hit us with the news.
Brandon Jacobs has been suspended for 49ers' final three games of the regular season.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) December 10, 2012
This is not overly surprising, and it should have no impact on the 49ers' play going forward.
After leaving the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants to sign with the 49ers this past offseason, the 30-year-old running back has been active for just two games this season.
In those two games, Jacobs has five carries for a measly seven yards. Coming into the season, he was obviously expected to have a much bigger role in the offense.
The lack of playing time had apparently become increasingly frustrating for Jacobs. The Associated Press passed along the frustration that Jacobs has been venting through social media.
This past week, Jacobs posted pictures of himself as a member of the Giants and also this quote:
I am on this team rotting away so why would I wanna put any pics up of anything that say Niners. This is by far the worst year I ever had, I’ll tell you like I told plenty others.
There is no reason for the 49ers to have that kind of toxic attitude hanging around, especially considering Jacobs is a player they have no intention of suiting up.
The veteran back was hampered by knee issues before being active for Weeks 12 and 13, but the 49ers were so unimpressed with his play that they made him inactive this past Sunday in favor of rookie LaMichael James.
Needless to say, Jacobs will not appear in a 49ers uniform ever again.
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