Jim Harbaugh takes more pokes at Packers 'tough guy' Clay Matthews

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (52) commits a late hit on 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (7) during...

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (52) commits a late hit on 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (7) during second quarter NFL action in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:45 PM ET

When he thinks his quarterback has been clothes-lined, Jim Harbaugh won't hesitate to air his dirty laundry in public.

The San Francisco 49ers head coach hung Clay Matthews out to dry on Monday, a day after the Green Bay Packers linebacker cheap-shotted Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

On the play in question in San Francisco's 34-28 win, Kaepernick was running toward the left sideline inside the Packers' 10-yard line. He stepped out of bounds with Matthews and another Packer angling toward him.

Yet Matthews launched himself just before the sideline, crashed into a way-out-of-bounds Kaepernick shoulder-high, with his muscular right arm extended, and slammed the second-year starter hard to the ground up by the neck.

Matthews was flagged for a late hit.

"You talk about launching -- you talk about a clothes-line to the neck area, when our quarterback was out of bounds," Harbaugh said on Monday.


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