Harbaugh Sends Smith Flowers

By Sajid Farooq
|  Thursday, May 19, 2011  |  Updated 10:40 AM PDT
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Harbaugh Sends Smith Flowers

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Alex Smith got a special visit from 49ers' head coach Jim Harbaugh.

How bad does Jim Harbaugh want Alex Smith to return to San Francisco? Bad enough to make good with his wife.

The former No. 1 pick in the NFL draft recently welcomed his first child into the world with his wife Elizabeth Smith.

49ers' head coach Jim Harbaugh was given special permission by the league to visit the Smiths in the hospital and welcome them into the world, according to CSN Bay Area.

Not only did Harbaugh visit the hospital but he came with gifts. While there are no reports of Harbaugh bequeathing the family with a mini 49ers' jersey, he did give Elizabeth flowers.

While the NFL is embroiled in a lockout of its players, team officials are not allowed to interact with players. But the league granted the 49ers an exception because Harbaugh's visit was deemed to be entirely social.

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