Anquan Boldin took a swipe at cornerback Darryl Morris.
And the fired-up 49ers’ defense punched back with Dontae Johnson’s interception to cap a highly-spirited and ultra-competitive practice Friday evening.
Boldin caught a short pass McLeod Bethel-Thompson with Morris in tight coverage. Boldin and Morris got into it, with Boldin delivering a blow to Morris’ facemask. Coach Jim Harbaugh rushed to the scene, and immediately held Boldin accountable for the tussle.
Harbaugh ordered Boldin off the field.
Boldin, one of the most-respected veterans on the team, angrily made the long walk back to the team’s locker room.