Harbaugh did his best impression of a guilty man taking the stand in court at the presser.
Q -- Is Brandon Jacobs a problem? He’s made some comments on social media that he hates it here, that he’s rotting. What’s your feeling about that? Is he a part of this team?
Harbaugh: I really don’t have a comment on that for you. No comment.
Q -- Have you spoken to him about his comments?
Harbaugh: No comment.
Q -- Is he still part of the team?
Harbaugh: I’ll go with the fifth amendment. I have no comment about that.
Q -- He had some of these same issues in New York. When you acquired him, did you know this was a part of who he is?
Harbaugh: Yeah, just at this time, at this hour I choose to have no comment on that.
The 49ers did play the Jacobs situation as knowledgable and thought out as ever, though, as per usual of a Harbaugh-coached team.
San Francisco could have easily released Jacobs, which would be the most hurtful punishment a player can receive as a professional. Instead, San Francisco suspended him, so as to not allow a team -- say, the New York Giants -- scoop in, pick him up and use him for a playoff run.
Jacobs was not going to be used anyways, so really no harm, no foul for the 49ers as they look ahead to a backfield led by Frank Gore and LaMichael James for the rest of the season.