San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh spoke to Bob Glauber of Newsday that Brownand reflected on his time with the Bill Callahan when both were on the Oakland Raiders staff, and former Raider Tim Brown's accusation that sabotaged the team's chances with his play-calling against the Bucs in the Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003.
Harbaugh says that Brown "was not factual at all and I really think he should be ashamed of what he said.”
“I totally concur with everything Bill Callahan said." Callahan called the allegations ‘‘ludicrous and defamatory’’ in a statement after hearing of Brown's comments.
Brown, who has since retracted his accusation after a huge backlash, said this last month:
“We all called it sabotage . . . because Callahan and Gruden were good friends. And Callahan had a big problem with the Raiders, you know, hated the Raiders. You know, only came because Gruden made him come. Literally walked off the field on us a couple of times during the season when he first got there, the first couple years.”