A while back, professor Jim Harbaugh was lecturing the world on personal morals. He told the world he wants the 49ers to be “above reproach.” He sounded sincere when he uttered those words. And I agree, it is a worthwhile goal for all people to be above reproach.
Three 49ers I know of don’t seem to have been above reproach. I’m talking about Ahmad Brooks, Aldon Smith and Chris Culliver. I could be misinformed.
Smith doesn’t seem above reproach because he’s accused of shooting off an assault rifle at his own party. I never have shot off an assault rifle at a party to get rid of my guests. But that’s me. I hear Smith’s assault rifle may not be registered legally. I don’t have a rifle but, if I had one, I’d register it legally. But that’s me.
So, I’m asking, are the 49ers above reproach? Or do the actions of these three bring the team to the reproach level — not above or below; just plain reproach. Or are they dipping under the reproach line the way a batter dips under the Mendoza Line?
Furthermore, do you care about reproach one way or another? The coach says he does.