In my “Saturday Niners Thoughts” column on, you guessed it, Saturday, I mentioned that the Niners were under investigation by the NFL for tampering charges related to unrestricted free agent linebacker Lance Briggs.
I emailed Aaron Salkin, Director of Public Relations for the Niners, about the organization’s response to the investigation and he had this to say in an email response: “We have nothing to say on the matter.”
At the time I fired off an email to Salkin, I followed that with an email to Mike Signora, who is the Director of Media Relations and International Communications for the NFL. I asked him about the investigation and he responded with this statement: “Thanks for your note. Issues such as these are internal matters between the league office and the clubs, and we will not have further comment.”
So I am basically writing a column to say that the 49ers and the NFL wouldn’t offer any comment on the matter.