Jim Harbaugh answered key questions following the San Francisco 49ers local pro day event, and he also made noteworthy comments in support of his quarterback,
Hours after general manager Trent Baalke acknowledged media reports of an investigation involving Kaepernick and supported the 49ers starter, Harbaugh was adamant that his player had done nothing wrong.
“At some point there needs to be a resolution to this scenario,” the 49ers coach said. “The only victim is Colin’s reputation.”
Harbaugh said he’s heard Kaepernick’s side of the reported events. He's confident that the story will not have a negative end result.
Harbaugh, a well-documented historian, offered a Winston Churchill quote that related to the Kaepernick situation.
“A lie will get halfway around the world before the truth can put on its pants,” Harbaugh said.
The 49ers coach echoed Baalke’s sentiments about the team dealing with off-the-field incidents. Like Baalke, Harbaugh related the situation to how a parent reacts to their own children making mistakes.
“Do you worry, yes,” Harbaugh said. “Do you think about it a lot, yes.”
Harbaugh said there’s been a rush to report one side of the story and not let all the facts come out into public light.
“Remember this, there’s sometimes two sides to stories,” Harbaugh said. “I often see one side reported in the media and it grows in attention. The other side remains to be told.
"Looking at the Colin Kaepernick situation, at some point there needs to be a resolution to some of this jump-the-gun, witch-hunt scenario that we're seeing."
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