In a since-deleted post on his Instagram story, 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel called out ESPN’s Adam Schefter over his report that location is one of the reasons why he requested a trade. On Thursday morning, Schefter reported as to why Samuel wants out of San Francisco while on NFL Live.
“My understanding is, and we’d have to hear from Deebo himself, I’m sure there are a multitude of factors as to why he would like to be traded, but I think one of them is the fact that he simply prefers to be closer to home, South Carolina, not out West in California,” Schefter said. “I think he’d like to be closer to home somehow.”
After that report, Samuel took to Instagram to dismiss the notion that location was a reason he wanted a trade.
“@AdamSchefter HILARIOUS,” he said. “MANE SAID BECAUSE I WANT TO BE CLOSE TO HOME.”
Samuel would delete this post just as he did when he tweeted that “reporters jobs is to make stories” shortly after his trade request.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Samuel was not happy with his usage in the offense. His 1,405 yards receiving last season were fifth in the NFL.
Samuel, who has scrubbed 49ers’ references off his social media pages, also stated how many in the 49ers fan base have sent him death threats.
Samuel, who’s entering the final year of his rookie contract, will skip out on the Niners’ offseason programs this year.