In a move that was very much Belichick-esque, Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers announced today they have suspended disgruntled RB Brandon Jacobs today without pay in a move that really does not surprise considering the very public comments Jacobs has made this past week about his lack of playing time. Jacobs has carried the ball 5 times for a total of 7 yards this season.
The 49ers had an excess of running backs and Jacobs never quite fit into Harbaugh’s plans. When asked about the comments Jacobs made via his Twitter account and his status with the team during this afternoon’s press conference, Harbaugh chose to plead the 5th but did add “no comment.” Shortly thereafter the team announced his suspension.
It is very likely Jacobs will appeal his suspension. The moral of the story; this is Harbaugh’s team.