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Golden Nuggets: Jed York can't seem to shake his "Win with class" comments

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Saturday, March 7, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

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Good morning everyone. It is no secret that Jed York has taken a beating in the media and with the fans this off season. But one comment he made stands out and continues to haunt him and by extension, the team, months later. In the wake of Jim Harbaugh's "mutual departure" from the team, Jed York was trying to spin the good press his way by subtly demonizing his former coach. "Win with class" is a line he will never live down because any time the 49ers ever sign or even get linked with a player with any kind of rap sheet, guess what the first comments on twitter will be? "Win with class."

For as bad a rap as the NBA (undeservedly) gets for being a league of "questionable character," the NFL holds that title without a doubt in American sports. It would be very hard if not impossible to build a championship contending team that was full of nothing but top class guys. I certainly understand the feelings of frustration fans have with Jed, but I don't know what the ideal end game is for those tarring and feathering him. Let's be real, he isn't selling the team and he isn't giving up control. I am sure by this time he regrets saying what he did and it is probably in our best interests as fans to just move on. To the links!

49ers offseason of mixed messages continues (BASG)

Jed York also wonders about 49ers signing Jerome Simpson (Mercury News)

Does Simpson’s signing mean 49ers would draft troubled Dorial Green-Beckham? (Barrows)

So, what’s really going on with this Aldon Smith restructure? (BASG)

Aldon Smith has a lot to prove for 2015 (Gin)

Aldon Smith deal gives 49ers short-term cap space (Maiocco)

49ers among 7 teams interested in Spiller (Yahoo)

Report: Long snapper Kyle Nelson, tight end Garrett Celek agree to new deals (Inman)

Report: 49ers sign two restricted free agents to new deals (Barrows)

Carmen Policy on "The TK Show": Discussing the Walsh-DeBartolo dynamic, Jim Harbaugh, and the current state of the 49ers (Kawakami)

49ers made Dockett feel 'wanted and appreciated' (Maiocco)

49ers extend tenders to Wilhoite, Jerod-Eddie (Maiocco)

Predicting which 49ers free agents stay or go (Inman)

Minor splashes: Who exits, who enters in 49ers free agency (Barrows)

Mel Kiper mock 3.0: 49ers select DL Arik Armstead (ESPN)