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York seeks postponement of 49ers-Raiders series

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York seeks postponement of 49ers-Raiders series

Aug. 22, 201149ERS PAGE 49ERS VIDEO

CSNBayArea.com staff

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jed York, president and CEO of the 49ers, said at a Monday news conference that he will recommend that the NFL postpone the annual exhibition game between the 49ers and Raiders in the aftermath of Saturday's violence.

"This is a game where you have a rivalry situation and unfortunately you have the worst segment from a very small segment of both fan bases that come and bring about this type of event," York said. "It's our belief that we should recommend to the NFL that this game is at last postponed for some period of time."

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Two people were shot after the game and a third was assaulted and left unconscious in a bathroom at Candlestick during the fourth quarter of San Francisco's 17-3 win.

The press conference at Candlestick was attended by San Francisco police chief Greg Surh, mayor Ed Lee and vice president of stadium operations and security Jim Mercurio, in addition to York.

Among the changes that will be implemented for this Saturday's game with the Houston Texans are an elimination of tailgating during or after games at Candlestick. Surh also said there will be a more visible police presence.

The 49ers and Raiders have met in each of the past 11 exhibition seasons. The franchises did not play in the preseason from 1994 to 1998. The Raiders moved back to Oakland in 1995.

Dolphins players wear shirts supporting Kaepernick during pregame warmups

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Dolphins players wear shirts supporting Kaepernick during pregame warmups

East Rutherford, NJ -- A handful of Miami Dolphins players are wearing black T-shirts supporting free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick during pregame warm-ups.

The shirts have "#IMWITHKAP" written in bold white lettering on the front.

Kaepernick was the first athlete to refuse to stand during the national anthem as a protest. This season, no team has signed him, and some supporters believe NFL owners are avoiding him because of the controversy.

Among the players sporting the shirts before their game against the New York Jets are wide receiver Kenny Stills, running back Jay Ajayi and offensive linemen Laremy Tunsil and Ja'Wuan James. Stills, also a team captain, posted a photo on Twitter of himself wearing the shirt, along with the post: "In case you didn't know!"

49ers CEO Jed York responds to Trump's 'callous and offensive comments'

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49ers CEO Jed York responds to Trump's 'callous and offensive comments'

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.