PG&E Boss Saw Blackout From Jed York's Suite

Anthony Earley was just one of many guests that the 49ers CEO hosted.

By Sajid Farooq
|  Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011  |  Updated 1:00 PM PDT
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San Francisco 49ers Team President Jed York was hosting the CEO of PG&E when the lights went out at Candlestick Park on Monday night.

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Conspiracy theorists convinced the San Francisco 49ers rigged the lights Monday night to ice quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's gimpy ankle have new feul to add to their fire.

49ers President and CEO Jed York was hosting Pacific Gas and Electric CEO Anthony Earley in his private suite at Candlestick Park when the lights went out in the stadium, according to Matier and Ross.

Earley was one of several special guests in York's private box who got to experience the blackouts first hand.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was another but he was in the City's private box when the lights went out.

He did stop by before hand though and went the lights went out the first time he said "Oh, my God" and when they went out again, the veteran reporters said they couldn't print the mayor's thoughts.

PG&E has denied that it had anything to do with the blackout -- both intentionally or unintentionally.

The electric company's crews, the City and the 49ers are still trying to figure out what caused the outages.

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