We know that the 49ers are officially back as contenders, because one of their players was arrested on Sunday night on reckless and drunken driving charges. Just hours after the team's win over the Seattle Seahawks, wide receiver Antonio Bryant was taken into custody after his Lamborghini was seen speeding faster than 100 mph on a Highway 101. And he did not go quietly. Hey, that's what you get for wearing No. 81, dude. Those digits are haunted. From AP:
When stopped, Bryant was uncooperative, combative and verbally abusive. He refused to step out of the car. The officers were forced to use leather restraints to put Bryant in a seated position with his legs straight and his hands cuffed behind his back.
Welcome back, Niners. We couldn't be prouder.