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Report: FBI Probed Joe Montana

49ers' Hall of Fame QB piqued federal interest, report claims

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    Former NFL Football Player Joe Montana visits FOX & Friends at FOX Studios on May 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

    A state senator, an alleged Chinatown mobster -- and a Hall of Fame quarterback?

    Before the FBI snared state Sen. Leland Yee and Chinatown tong head Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow on a raft of charges, federal agents also took a peek at Joe Montana, the San Francisco Chronicle claims.

    Quoting unnamed, anonymous sources, the newspaper reported Monday that an undercover federal agent also contacted Montana about an unspecified business deal.

    The "snooping" does not imply that Montana, who has been working as a real estate developer, did anything wrong, the newspaper reported.

    Montana's name came up during a private attorneys' meeting following a court appearance for Yee and Chow, the newspaper claims.

    Nobody would vet the story on the record, including Montana's people.