What gave Ayuk 49 photographers after a tragic accident appeared in the original NBC Sports Bayara
Santa Clara – Wide Receiver Brandon Ayuk He had a special thing for 49ers senior video producer Nick Schibetta at team headquarters on Wednesday.
Yes, it was football.
This time, however, the birth was much less painful.
“We’re fine,” Ayuk told NBC Sports Bay Area after he pitched Schebetta the second of two balls she pitched to the ground from The 49ers win 38-10 Monday night Over the Arizona Cardinals in Mexico City.
Ayuk scored on a 13-yard touchdown pass Jimmy Garoppolo late third quarter. Celebrate by shooting the ball through the back of the end zone.
Ayuk had no intention of striking anyone with his throw. But The ball hit Schibetta, who was filming the video while in a kneeling position.
The ball moved dangerously close to a particular sensitive part of Schebetta’s torso. Fortunately, he adjusted his position slightly and avoided a situation that could have been much more dire.
Schebetta narrowly escaped some sort of generational injury, and Aiyuk clearly felt bad about his misguided missile.
Coach Kyle Shanahan, meanwhile, reacted differently.
“It was funny,” Shanahan said. “I thought he was very funny. Glad he didn’t get hurt, but I’m glad BA handled him properly.
“It shows he’s a caring person. He wasn’t too agitated. He kind of ruined the touchdown dance, but I think he felt really bad about it.”
Ayuk said it could have been much worse if the ball had hit someone he didn’t know. Schebetta has been with the 49ers since 2017.
“You don’t want to hit anyone,” Brandon Ayuk said. “I’m glad he was ours. It was easier to track him down because he’s here with us.”
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Schebetta’s Monday was already bad enough that he was dealing with a case of food poisoning.
Now, at least, he has a keepsake of his memorable trip for the team—and his trip—to Mexico City.