When the San Francisco 49ers take the field in the Super Bowl for the first time in team history, the Niners will be playing for the right to host the Super-Bowl.
They have the resources, and the money.
But the 49er fans will also have to wait to see the results of a series of high-profile legal battles and an indictment by a grand jury.
The case against former 49ers offensive lineman Jaquiski Tartt, who was charged last week with rape, is expected to be completed by the end of this week.
The charges stem from an alleged incident at the Niner Stadium on Jan. 27, 2010, in which Tartt and a male acquaintance were having sex in the parking lot of a nightclub.
Prosecutors say Tartt groped the female victim and made unwanted advances toward her.
They say Tartun told police he and the victim had consensual sex.
Tartt was released from jail on bail Monday.
A grand jury will determine whether to indict Tartt.
Tarts trial was the subject of a lengthy news conference held on Jan