Deion Sanders won't reveal sources on Jim Harbaugh story


GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 3 (UPI) —

Maybe Jim Harbaugh doesn’t want to think so, but Deion Sanders said a report he did about players not getting along with the San Francisco 49ers head coach is all true.

Sanders reported Sept. 28 that multiple players told him they wanted Harbaugh to leave the team.

"They want him out," he said. "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."

During a press conference the next day, Harbaugh said the report was a "bunch of crap."

"Personally, I think that’s a bunch of a crap," Harbaugh said. "If someone has a good story to tell, they want to put their name to it. If I had a good story to tell, I’d want to put my name to it, so I don’t put a lot of credibility to the unnamed source."

Sanders said there’s plenty of credibility during the pregame show on Thursday Night Football.

"I have sources. I’m not going to name my sources. I have sources that wear football uniforms, coats, suits and ties. I didn’t stutter, nor did I stammer. This is real," Sanders said. "You’re talking about [49ers general manager] Trent Baalke, we know there’s a rift between he and Harbaugh, we all know that. That’s why the whole Cleveland thing came up last year. Who’s ever heard of thinking about trading a coach. Why would Cleveland even inquire if there was nothing there? That has trickled down into the locker room. Not only are my sources correct, I checked three insiders from different networks and it’s 100 percent. You can shoot the messenger, but the message is real."


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