There really is no love lost between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.
Two days after Jim Harbaugh sounded off on the Seahawks’ PED issues, Seattle’s Brandon Browner responded right back.
First, here’s what Harbaugh said, when asked about Seahawks and their league-leading five drug-related suspensions since 2011:
I’ve definitely noticed it. You don’t know what it is…You’re taking somebody at their word that I don’t know if you can take them at their word, understanding the circumstances.
It has no place in an athlete’s body. Play by the rules. You want to be above reproach, especially when you’re good, because you don’t want people to come back and say, ‘They’re winning because they’re cheating.’ That’s always going to be a knee-jerk reaction in my experience, since I was a little kid. We want to be a above reproach in everything and do everything by the rules.
If you cheat to win then you’ve already lost.
Here’s video of that:
Now for Browner, who gave an interview to Dave Mahler of Sports Radio KJR in Seattle, and was asked about Harbaugh’s comments:
At the end of the day, we’ve got to win football games. He’s a coach, he’s never going to be out there lined up against me.
I wish he would. I’d put my hands around his neck.
Browner, of course, was one of the five Seahawks to be suspended in recent years. He missed the final four games of the regular season in 2012-2013.
Here’s the audio of Browner’s response (skip to 4:28):
It’s no secret that these two teams don’t like each other, and this doesn’t make it any better.
I’m sure Browner is joking, but the words were stated, and everybody will be talking about it.