Report: 49ers’ TE Vernon Davis And T Joe Staley Exchanged Verbal Blows


According to a report by Bay Area Sports Guy, it appears that San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis and LT Joe Staley aren’t seeing eye-to-eye, as the two were involved in multiple verbal altercations. As Kyle McLorg said:

“A source told me that the two players involved in the altercation were Vernon Davis and Joe Staley. The time frame here appears to be conflicting, but the source confirmed the reason for this altercation and said that it was actually the second time the two exchanged verbal blows.

The first instance occurred on the Tuesday following the Week 4 loss to the Packers. The conflict apparently stemmed from Staley’s doubts regarding the severity of Davis’ knee injury, which he sustained in the Week 3 loss to the Cardinals. According to the source, on the day after the Packers loss, Davis was told by a trainer that there was nothing wrong with his knee. Staley called Davis out on this the next day and they exchanged words over it. Davis didn’t play in either of the 49ers’ Week 4 and 5 losses to the Packers and Giants.


The next altercation occurred in the locker room following last Thursday’s loss to the Seahawks. While the details of this skirmish are unclear, a source told me that this was where the players were arguing over Kaepernick. The source couldn’t clarify what was said, but told me that it was Davis who spoke out against Kaepernick, and it was Staley who defended his quarterback.”

To paint a picture, Staley’s locker sits right next to Kaepernick’s, while Davis’ is all the way in the very front. This isn’t the first time Staley has defended his quarterback as we all remember the Packers OLB Clay Matthews incident in 2013.

With the drama continuing inside the 49ers locker room, it will be interesting to see if this team can hold it together as things haven’t been going well around Levi’s Stadium.

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