NEW ORLEANS -- His former 49ers teammates had heard only snippets of Kwame Harris's pending legal troubles back in the Bay Area, but they were quick to offer support Wednesday.
—I really like Kwame. I think he's a great guy," said long snapper Brian Jennings, the longest-tenured 49er. "Unfortunately he's in some trouble right now."
Harris, the team's first-round draft pick in 2003 out of Stanford, might face felony domestic violence charges stemming from an alleged assault on a former boyfriend outside a restaurant in Menlo Park in 2012.
Quarterback Alex Smith recalls Harris being "a great teammate, fun to be around, fun to have in the locker room."
Frank Gore, who racked up a career-best 1,695 yards behind Harris and the 49ers' offensive line in 2006, had not heard the news.
"He was a cool guy. I played ball with his brother (Orien) at Miami. Everybody took him in, you know, like a teammate," Gore said. —Kwame was a great run blocker, he did a great job. And I got 1,600 yards with him, so it worked fine for me."
Harris played in 86 NFL games, including one season with the Raiders, before retiring after the 2008 season
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