|Tim Brown's critcism of former Oakland coach Bill Callahan angered 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. (USATSI)|
It took a month -- the 49ers coach was busy with Super Bowl XLVII -- but now Harbaugh has chimed in on Tim Brown's accusation that Callahan "hated the Raiders" and sabotaged the team's chances in Super Bowl XXXVII with a late game-plan change.
Brown later tried to extricate himself, saying he never called it “sabotage” even though he had.
Brown "was not factual at all and I really think he should be ashamed of what he said,” Harbaugh told Newsday's Bob Glauber. “I totally concur with everything Bill Callahan said."
Callahan, now the Cowboys' offensive coordinator, called Brown's claims "ludicrous and defamatory."
Brown, a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist this year, was nearing the end of his career when the Raiders lost 48-21 to Jon Gruden's Buccaneers in the Super Bowl. Brown caught one pass for nine yards in the loss.
Brown finished his 17-year career with 1,094 catches for 14,934 yards and 100 touchdowns.
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