January 26, 2013 in Sports

Charges won’t be filed against 49ers’ Crabtree

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Criminal charges won’t be filed against 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree after an alleged sexual assault in a hotel after the team’s playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco’s district attorney said Friday.

After examining information submitted by police, District Attorney George Gascon said his office determined that no charges would be filed “at this time.”

The 49ers are preparing to meet the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 in New Orleans.

During the regular season, Crabtree became the first San Francisco wide receiver with more than 1,000 yards in a season since Terrell Owens in 2003.

New Jets GM calls frustrated Revis

A few hours after Darrelle Revis said he was “speechless” about rampant trade talk, new Jets general manager John Idzik reached out to the star cornerback to ask to “give us a chance” to evaluate the entire roster.

Idzik told NBC’s Pro Football Talk on Friday that Revis “reacted well” to the phone call, which came after the GM, owner Woody Johnson and coach Rex Ryan were noncommittal about the cornerback’s future with the team. Revis expressed his frustration on Twitter, prompting the call from Idzik, introduced as the replacement for the fired Mike Tannenbaum hours earlier.

Seahawks name Idzik’s replacement

The Seahawks have hired former Cleveland and Miami executive Matt Thomas as their new vice president of football administration.

The Seahawks announced Thomas’ hiring Friday. He replaces Idzik, who left the organization to become general manager of the New York Jets.

Thomas spent the last three seasons with the Browns in the same capacity as his position in Seattle. He began his career in the NFL in 1998 with the Dolphins and spent 12 seasons with Miami. Seattle general manager John Schneider says Thomas came recommended by a number of top NFL executives.

GM: Harbaugh made decision to fire

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome says the decision to fire offensive coordinator Cam Cameron in December was orchestrated solely by coach John Harbaugh.

Cameron was dismissed the day after Baltimore lost to the Washington Redskins on Dec. 9. There had been speculation either Newsome or owner Steve Bisciotti pushed Harbaugh into making the call.


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