The San Jose Mercury News reports on the weekend car accident of Hall of Fame 49’ers QB Joe Montana, who won’t be able to talk about his hotel project today due to the accident.
49er great Joe Montana was injured in an accident over the weekend and will not be able discuss his luxury hotel project with the Santa Clara City Council on Tuesday night. His injuries are not life-threatening but will “preclude him” from appearing at the council meeting, his attorney Robert Mezzetti said in a letter to Mayor Jamie Matthews.
Mezzetti asked that the discussion of the hotel project be continued to an unspecified date. Mezzetti said in a phone interview that he is “not at liberty to discuss” the nature of the former quarterback’s injuries, or how they were suffered. “Please forgive any inconvenience caused by this unexpected event,” Mezzetti said in the letter. “I expect Mr. Montana will be able to appear in the near future.” Montana and his partners — including former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo — are seeking an 18-month exclusive negotiating agreement to develop a seven-acre city-owned parcel to “complement the 49ers stadium” and bring additional revenue to Santa Clara.