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Singletary: No fighting

  • 49er Coach Mike Singletary watches the practice with the Raiders from the sidelines.

NAPA ? The 49ers and Raiders practiced twice Tuesday, with two more practices slated for today. On Saturday, the clubs will meet at Candlestick Park in an exhibition game.

Anticipating the obvious, 49ers coach Mike Singletary issued an edict to his team before taking the practice field Tuesday. Yes, he addressed the subject of potential fisticuffs on the practice.

And what was his message about fighting?

?Don?t,? Singletary said.

He added, ?We didn?t come here to fight,? Singletary said. ?We didn?t come here for all the other things. We?ve got too much work to do. We?re not good enough for that.?

But Singletary also offered some guidelines in which brawling might be allowed.

?At the same time our guys will take care of themselves and they will respond,? he said. ?I did give them permission to make sure they take care of themselves and each other.?

And it might come to that, said 49ers linebacker Takeo Spikes said.

?I expect it to get heated,? he said.

WATCHFUL EYE


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