Mike Florio spent the afternoon pushing the story that the 49ers were thiiiiiis close to trading Jim Harbaugh to the Browns for a slew of picks. While the Browns have been mum on the veracity of that report, Ian Rapoport dropped in on Twitter to say that 49ers officials were adamantly denying it.
True to form, Florio seeing a conflicting report put him in catty and defensive mode, which held up just long enough for 49ers owner Jed York to drop in on the conversation between the two reporters to call Florio’s story false. Ouch. It’s not often an NFL owner comes out looking good, so let’s just appreciate this while we can.