It just keeps getting more bizarre in San Francisco

The season that is quickly spinning out of control for the San Francisco 49ers has got another odd twist.

Safety Michael Lewis did not show up for practice today and the buzz is that he has asked the team to release him after reports came out earlier in the week that Lewis and linebacker Takeo Spikes, both starters, would be benched.

“He's not here for personal reasons," coach Mike Singletary said, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. "I told him to go ahead and do what he has to do. As far as if he'll make the trip or not, I'm not sure at this point. It depends on if things get worked out or not. But once again, it's personal reasons. And it's on Mike. I don't talk about that. You'll have to talk about him about that."

Per Barrows, a family member said his decision not to show up had nothing to do with a family issue. It’s just the latest event in a series of confusing ones for the 49ers, who abruptly fired general manager Scot McCloughan six weeks before the April draft. Now, it appears that players may be tuning out Singletary and that is not a good position for the club to be in.

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