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Some people just can't help themselves. They have to shake things up.
Put San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York in that category.
Although his coach, Jim Harbaugh, and Lions coach Jim Schwartz have downplayed Handshake-gate 2011 this week, York ended a 49ers pep rally Thursday afternoon with a backhanded comment directed at Schwartz.
Watch the video above to see what York had to say.
The 49ers and Lions play in San Francisco on Sunday night.
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#Lions coach Jim Schwartz would not disclose why Calvin Johnson did not participate in today’s #NFL practice.
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) September 12, 2012
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