What Aiyuk offered the 49ers cameraman after celebratory incident originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
SANTA CLARA — Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk had something special for 49ers senior video producer Nick Schebetta at team headquarters on Wednesday.
Yes, it was a soccer ball.
But this time, the delivery was much less painful.
“We’re fine,” Aiyuk told NBC Sports Bay Area after presenting Schebetta with the second of two touchdowns in the 49ers’ 38-10 victory Monday night over the Arizona Cardinals in Mexico City.
Aiyuk scored on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo late in the third quarter. He celebrated by shooting the ball through the back of the end zone.
Aiyuk had no intention of hitting anyone with his throw. But the ball hit Schebetta, who was taking video while on his knees.
The ball traveled dangerously close to a specific sensitive part of Schebetta’s torso. Fortunately, he adjusted his position slightly and avoided a situation that could have been much more serious.
Schebetta narrowly escaped some sort of generational injury, and Aiyuk clearly felt bad about his misguided missile.
Meanwhile, coach Kyle Shanahan had a different reaction.
“It was hilarious,” Shanahan said. “I thought it was very funny. I’m glad he wasn’t injured, but I’m glad BA handled it well.
“It shows that he is a caring person. He wasn’t too excited. It sort of ruined his touchdown dance, but I think he felt bad about it.
Aiyuk said it would have been much worse if the bullet hit someone he didn’t know. Schebetta has been with the 49ers since 2017.
“You don’t want to hit anyone,” Brandon Aiyuk said. “I’m just glad it’s one of ours. It was easier to find him because he is here with us.
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Schebetta’s Monday was bad enough because he was dealing with a case of food poisoning.
Now, at least, he has quite a memory of the team’s — and his — memorable trip to Mexico City.
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