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08:04 AM ET 06.07 | By at least two reporter accounts, Alex Smith didn't much care for reporters watching the workouts he organized in the Bay Area. What kind of alternate universe are we living in when notorious nice guy Smith is prickly toward the media and noted recluse Michael Crabtree holds court with the reporters for 10 minutes? That was the case on Day 1 of the 49ers offensive minicamp at San Jose State Monday. ... Smith was in full-on General Patton mode, including when it came to reporters. There were about half a dozen of us sitting in the bleachers of Spartan Stadium -- the 49ers were still inside at this point going over class work -- when a university staffer came out and told us that Smith didn't want reporters to watch when practice began.

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June 7, 2011  08:06 AM ET

They do play for the Niners.

June 7, 2011  08:08 AM ET

Alex Smith sucks.

I guess he didn't want that reported.

June 7, 2011  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They do play for the Niners.

And it is San Francisco.

June 7, 2011  08:32 AM ET

He probably did them all a favor.

June 7, 2011  08:37 AM ET

Smith was in full Gen Patton mode? BWAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

June 7, 2011  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Alex Smith sucks. I guess he didn't want that reported.

Otis, he doesn't NEED it to be reported.

June 7, 2011  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Smith was in full Gen Patton mode? BWAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

Yeah, riding crop, jodhpurs and all. As I said, it is San Francisco.

June 7, 2011  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Yeah, riding crop, jodhpurs and all. As I said, it is San Francisco.

I suppose it was leather and chain day at the yard...

June 7, 2011  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Yeah, riding crop, jodhpurs and all. As I said, it is San Francisco.

And leather chaps?

June 7, 2011  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

And leather chaps?

They were doing circumcisions in the locker room before San Francisco makes them illegal.

Hey, with no salaries coming in, they have to work for tips.

June 7, 2011  08:52 AM ET

The workouts included a 16 gallon keg of beer and a bale of weed!

June 7, 2011  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

They were doing circumcisions in the locker room before San Francisco makes them illegal.Hey, with no salaries coming in, they have to work for tips.

Ouch.

June 7, 2011  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They do play for the Niners.

There's just something about the NFC West...

June 7, 2011  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

They were doing circumcisions in the locker room before San Francisco makes them illegal.Hey, with no salaries coming in, they have to work for tips.

Good one

<crosses legs and winces>

June 7, 2011  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Good one<crosses legs and winces>

They really love the foreskin in San Fran!

June 7, 2011  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

They really love the foreskin in San Fran!

It's the secret ingredient in Rice a Roni.

June 7, 2011  11:14 AM ET

He's a spoiled brat and not much of a QB. Bring on Kap

June 7, 2011  11:28 AM ET
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Hello Mr Wiener, Could you use a secretary?

Yeah, start the countdown clock on this guy's resignation. I give him a week.

June 7, 2011  11:56 AM ET

That was pretty easy. No wild dogs or tear gas needed to remove the press? What could the press possibly have come away with? I think the press probably needed a long lunch, one with a " eating their own words sandwich", these members of the press had just days before declared Crabtree would be a no show. Maybe the press needs to spend more time sitting outside the doors of the CBA meetings, or demanding that they be allowed inside the meetings.

 
June 7, 2011  12:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

Yeah, start the countdown clock on this guy's resignation. I give him a week.

He should have sent her a picture of himself in a speedo swimsuit getting out of the water near the beach and people would be saying; so what. The fact that he lied is what is disturbing. Although I doubt there is a person alive over the age of 20 that has not told a lie at some time in their life. The person that will decide if he retires prematurely will be his wife, has anyone talked to her? Not from what I've read. Then it will be up to the voters.

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