Responding to this weekend’s violence at Candlestick Park, San Francisco 49ers president Jed York today said the team is recommending that the National Football League suspend the annual preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.
York made the comments at a news conference at the football stadium this afternoon that was also attended by San Francisco police and Mayor Ed Lee.
Two men were shot near Candlestick Park and another was found beaten in a stadium restroom during and after Saturday’s game.
The beating victim and one of the shooting victims suffered what were initially believed to be life-threatening injuries, but a San Francisco General Hospital spokeswoman said today that both are now in fair condition.
Several other fights in the stands and in the parking lot were caught on amateur video.