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49ers' Cassius Marsh denies claim he threw Gatorade on Seahawks fan

49ers' Cassius Marsh denies claim he threw Gatorade on Seahawks fan

SEATTLE — Cassius Marsh denied any knowledge of an incident in which he was accused of throwing Gatorade on a heckling fan before the 49ers’ loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

“I don’t know nothing about that,” the defensive end said following the 49ers’ 43-16 loss to the Seahawks. “I love the 12s. The 12s have been great to me, before and after I left. I have no hard feelings for the fans here.”

Seahawks fan Rob Larsen, 60, of Seattle said Marsh became angry when he taunted him before the game and "doused" him with Gatorade. Seattle police interviewed Larsen after the incident, which was witnessed by other fans in the vicinity.

Marsh, 26, is a fifth-year pro who played his first three NFL seasons with the Seahawks. He was Seattle’s fourth-round draft pick in 2014 out of UCLA.

49ers post Jimmy Garoppolo throwback ahead of 2020 virtual graduation

49ers post Jimmy Garoppolo throwback ahead of 2020 virtual graduation

During this unprecedented time, it’s not only sports that have taken a hiatus. This time of year, graduates of various schools will not be able to participate in the usual ceremonies we’re used to. 

The 49ers wanted to take it into their own hands by hosting a virtual graduation ceremony to honor the Class of 2020. 

And in order to get in the spirit of things, the team tweeted out an old school photo of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. It didn’t disappoint.

Oh yeah, check out that puka shell necklace. Never leave home without it.

The team also gave out superlatives to various players. Jimmy G was the “Best Smile,” of course, with Mike McGlinchey voted “Most Likely to win American Idol.” That probably has to do with that one time he did carpool karaoke with recently retired tackle Joe Staley.

Speaking of, Staley will be one of the commencement speakers at the ceremony.

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Country music star Tyler Rich will be performing as well.

The virtual ceremony for all levels of graduates will be streamed on 49ers.com, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter on Saturday at 5 p.m. PT.

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Enjoy NaVorro Bowman's birthday by reliving iconic 'Pick at the Stick'

Enjoy NaVorro Bowman's birthday by reliving iconic 'Pick at the Stick'

If NaVorro Bowman gets a birthday present half as good as the going-away gift he gave Candlestick Park, he's in line for a memorable day.

The former 49ers linebacker turned 32 on Thursday, just shy of a year after announcing his retirement from the NFL. Bowman made three Pro Bowls and was First Team All-Pro four times during parts of eight seasons with San Francisco, but his most memorable moment in red and gold came on Dec. 23, 2013.

That day marked the 49ers' last game at Candlestick Park before moving to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, and Bowman sent the Niners' former home out with a bang. Bowman intercepted Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan's pass and returned it 89 yards for a touchdown to seal the 49ers' 34-24 win on "Monday Night Football," giving the home of some of the most iconic moments in NFL history one last taste of glory with the "Pick at the Stick."

Bowman chose a good time for the first -- and only -- TD of his NFL career, clinching the 49ers' third straight playoff appearance with the return. To date, that streak is the 49ers' only stretch of (at least) three consecutive postseason berths this century.

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The linebacker's 49ers career was more than just one moment, however, and Bowman was pivotal in the 49ers' 2010s resurgence. NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco named Bowman one of the five best Niners of the decade, and San Francisco's run of three straight NFC Championship Game appearances simply doesn't happen without Bowman's steadiness.

What do you get the man who gave the 49ers everything? I don't envy his friends and family trying to buy presents.

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