Sakamoto: 49ers’ SS Antoine Bethea: “I’ll Be Ready By OTAs.”

San Francisco 49ers SS Antoine Bethea is not one to back down from competition or lend a helping hand to his younger teammates. Whether during film-study or helping disguise player’s tendencies, Bethea has been a true professional in every sense of the word despite being on injured-reserve.

I caught up with Bethea during open locker room, as he provided his two cents on his ongoing recovery as well as his thoughts about SS Jaquiski Tartt.

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