Blog Entry

Kentwan Balmer away handling 'personal' stuff

Posted on: August 11, 2010 2:23 pm
Edited on: August 11, 2010 2:58 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Kentwan Balmer's absence from 49ers practice has been notable, but considered something that wasn't a big deal. At least until today (which -- COINCIDENTALLY? -- is the first day Sportscenter reports that he paid for some former teammates to join him for a trip in Cali) anyway.

Matt Maiocco of Bay Area CSN is reporting that Balmer's time as a 49er might be at an end, as he's been absent from practice without excuse.

Originally, Mike Singletary granted Balmer a two-day leave of absence from practice to deal with "a personal matter" but that time had passed and Balmer still hasn't shown up to camp.

Only a truly cynical person (and huge caveat here: I do not care, as a fan, for the University of North Carolina, so take that with how much ever salt you'd prefer) would point out that Balmer is dealing with a "personal matter" (of an undisclosed nature) at the same time as his alma mater, UNC, is being investigated for agent-related matters that intimately involve not only Balmer, but his own agent, Gary Wichard, as well.

Update (2:56) : David White of the San Francisco Chronicle tweets that Singletary had this to say during Wednesday's practice: ""I told Kentwan to be here this morning. He is not. We're going to move forward." So, yeah, seems likely Balmer could be cut. On the bright side, that'll give him plenty of time to chat with NCAA investigators.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed .

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 10:31 pm

Kentwan Balmer away handling 'personal' stuff

I'm so terribly dissatisfied coming from all wide variety of the following world-wide-web website. Concerning will likely not frankly visible so , horrendous articles, somme not just consist of!

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 17, 2011 8:13 pm

Kentwan Balmer away handling 'personal' stuff

We're unquestionably disappointed behind higher it online webpage. Concerning hardly viewed accordingly terrible discussions, finalize instead of prudent!

Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2010 9:01 pm

Kentwan Balmer away handling 'personal' stuff

I remember this from that draft pick. WHO? and WHY? They played his highlight and I was just saying 'HOW?'

Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2010 2:42 pm

Kentwan Balmer away handling 'personal' stuff

Kentwan Balmer = quite possibly the biggest mistake of the Nolan era.  Waste of a first round pick.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or