Saturday, March 7, 2015

Jed York: "I don't know what the thinking was" On Signing Jerome Simpson


After the 49ers not so mutually parted ways  with coach Jim Harbaugh, owner Jed York said that the organization wants to win with class.

Some are having a hard time reconciling their decision to sign receiver Jerome Simpson with that objective.

Simpson, who was out of the league in 2014, has had three off-field incidents since 2012, one of which included the alleged delivery of 2.5 pounds of marijuana to his home.  So hows Simpson mesh with the whole “win with class” thing?  Owner Jed York has been asked that question.  He didn’t answer it.

“You have to ask [G.M.] Trent Baalke,” York told Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle.  “I don’t know what the thinking was.”

When it comes to the nature of the split with the team’s most recent head coach, York has a different position:  Don’t ask Harbaugh, who claims the parting wasn’t mutual.


“I feel sorry that’s how he feels,” York said. “I have a signed agreement that says otherwise.”

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