July 29, 2011
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Free agent linebacker Travis LaBoy, who appeared in 14 games with the 49ers in 2010, has agreed to play for the San Diego Chargers, the team announced Friday.
The deal is for two years. No financial terms were disclosed.
LaBoy, the former Marin Catholic star, finished with 21 solo tackles and five sacks last year for San Francisco.
Former 49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky now holds that title in San Diego and will be reunited with the pass-rushing specialist. LaBoy will likely be used primarily on passing downs in Manusky's scheme.
LaBoy will rejoin former 49ers teammate Takeo Spikes, who joined the Chargers earlier this week. He has started 32 games in his career and had 28.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles and an interception.
LaBoy spent his first four seasons (2004-07) in the NFL with Tennessee after a standout career at the University of Hawaii.
San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York responded emphatically to the comments of President Donald Trump's views of those who take a knee in NFL games during the national anthem.
Speaking in Huntsville, AL, on Friday, Trump told a group of his supporters during a campaign rally, "wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag to say, 'get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired."
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first to sit and then kneel during the national anthem as a protest against social injustices last season. As he did last season, 49ers safety Eric Reid has continued to take a knee during the 2017 season.
York was the third representative of an NFL team to speak out against Trump's actions. Since then, the Packers and Falcons have issued a statements.
In front of a raucus crowd at a rally in Alabama on Friday night, President Trump had pointed words for NFL players that are kneeling and protesting during the National Anthem.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump said.
Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled before every 49ers game last season, has yet to respond to those comments. But his mom, Teresa, made her thoughts clear on Twitter Friday night.
"Guess that makes me a proud bitch!" Teresa said in response to a journalist tweeting an article with Trump's comments.