SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 12: Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers is introduced prior to his game against the Chicago Bears at Candlestick Park on November 12, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Vernon Davis
San Francisco 49ers fans have to be excited, as the Niners' passing attack wonder twins Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree finally practiced together and are cleared to play in Week 1, Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area reports.
Davis and Crabtree must have been pretty excited, too. Practicing together Wednesday morning for just the second time, the duo immediately got into an intense, heated argument. They had to be separated and pulled off the field by Coach Singletary himself.
The two did not actually exchange punches, which is not a surprise. They both care too much about their fashion modeling careers to risk engaging in an actual physical brawl.
But things got pretty hot all up in there, and thanks to Twitter we have minute-by-minute eyewitness rundowns of the diva destruction.
Crabtree and Davis were not on the actual field, but watching from the sidelines when tensions somehow escalated. "Harsh word between V Davis and Crabtree. Singletary has to pull them aside," the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows observed.
"Lots of gesturing and pointing and, you know, guy stuff," the Chronicle's David White reports.
The brouhaha continued for more than 10 minutes. Coach Mike Singletary was forced to abandon practice to drag the two into the locker room and presumably knock their heads together. "Singletary, V. Davis and Crabtree just walked into the locker room," tweeted Barrows, "During the middle of a walk through."
We still do not know the actual cause of the argument. "Only words I could make out were a couple of f bombs from Davis, who was the more animated of 2," Barrows tweeted.
There now appears to be an uneasy truce. Tweeted Barrows, "Crabtree and Davis are watching the final minutes of practice about 20 yards from each other."
Davis is not expected to play in the Niners' preseason finale Thursday night at 7 p.m. PDT at Candlestick Park, while Crabtree may.
Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who can't wait 'til Vernon Davis has a chance to bitch about this on Twitter.