The party will go on, but Vernon Davis doesn’t have his name attached to it any longer.
The San Francisco 49ers tight end was advertised to be part of a party Sunday night at Manor West, a dance club in San Francisco, following the NFC Championship Game. It caught the attention of the New York media, if not the Giants.
But according to Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group, Davis is no longer associated with the bash. That’s probably a bright idea by Davis no matter how the celebration is being pitched
“Vernon Davis' camp has decided to pull his name from the title of this event as he wants to make it clear to everyone that he is solely focused on the task at hand on the football field this Sunday, as he has been each and every game this season,” the Manor’s Web site eads. “We with the venue (Manor West) would like to issue the following response in regards to the event, Vernon's involvement, and what appears to simply be “silly-season” journalism in terms of the mainstream media's coverage of this event: Vernon Davis is not, and was not ever ‘throwing this party.’ The venue has always been the one organizing the event, not Vernon Davis or his people.
“This was only organized through his management, never directly with him. Vernon is not, and was not distracted by this event because he was never involved in planning it and it has had no affect on his preparation. This situation seems to be entirely made up by the media in attempts to formulate a story that wasn't there. Although Vernon's name has been pulled from this event title, the event is still happening regardless of the outcome of the game or whether or not Vernon's name is attached to it.”
So, there you have it. The party goes on, win or less, Vernon or not.
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