In this 49ers news and rumors update, the San Francisco 49ers issued a public apology to the thousands of fans who showed up at the brand-new Levi's Stadium on Wednesday - only to be sent back out of the new digs just 45 minutes later due to practice being abruptly halted.
After several players, including projected #3 wide receiver Stevie Johnson, slipped on a not-yet-rooted sod that was still in bad condition from Sunday's preseason tilt against the Broncos, coach Jim Harbaugh pulled his team off the field to avoid potential injury.
The 49ers, per Curtis Crabtree of NBC's Pro Football Talk, issued this apology to the fans who attended the final open practice of the preseason:
“The 49ers organization would like to apologize to any fans who were inconvenienced by today’s practice ending early. We have determined the appropriate measures necessary to have the field ready for Sunday and look forward to hosting the San Diego Chargers.”
Those appropriate measures included pulling a huge strip of sod in the middle of the field, replacing it with fresh turf.
Those who attended Wednesday's abbreviated activities are privy to free tickets to the 49ers Museum.
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