49ers’ Crabtree Finally Home After Traffic Stop On I-280
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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — Michael Crabtree made it home to Texas on Thursday for the rest of the 49ers bye week.
After a short delay, that is. The wide receiver tweeted that he was pulled over Wednesday on Interstate 280 while en route to the airport and missed his flight.
He said the officer kept him for 30 minutes and then fessed up to being a fan of the Oakland Raiders, not Crabtree’s Niners.
“Just got pull over on highway 280 on my way to the airport. Police kept me for 30 mins,” he tweeted, then followed up with, “Then told me he was a raiders fan and didn’t like the niners!! Made me miss my flight!”
But all was well a day later for the player long deemed a diva.
Crabtree tweeted Thursday: “Back in Dallas, about to chill with my fam and get me some good BBQ.”
The 24-year-old Crabtree had hoped to catch a game by his alma mater, Texas Tech, but the Red Raiders are on the road this weekend. The 10th overall draft pick in 2009, Crabtree has 20 receptions for 209 yards and no touchdowns this season for San Francisco (5-1).
Crabtree, who has missed training camp in each of his three NFL seasons, has been nursing injuries to his feet but is coming off his best game of 2011. He had nine catches for 77 yards in a 25-19 comeback road win over previously unbeaten Detroit last Sunday.
“Nine catches, 77 yards and great catches. Great, 8-yard catches at times,” coach Jim Harbaugh said. “Michael has been doing that all year. Blocking extremely well again in this game. He was a game-ball worthy guy in this game. Continues to just make the spectacular catch that keeps drives alive, gets first downs, converts on third down.”
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