McElwain was less direct when asked about his cold war with Harbaugh today , saying, “the opponent has nothing to do with it” when asked why he had yet to name a starting quarterback. But he did get in a dig when a reporter asked him how he felt about Harbaugh’s various antics, such as running controversial satellite camps and always managing to stay in the news. “He obviously felt that they needed to do some things to become relevant,” said McElwain. “And that was his choice in doing it. It’s probably not something I’d do, so it’s all right.”
On January 9, 2004, Vítor's sister, Priscila Belfort disappeared and the relatives received no information about her. In August 2007, a woman (identified as Elaine Paiva) confessed that she participated in her kidnapping and killing  and that she was kidnapped to pay off a four thousand dollar debt Paiva had with drug dealers. Paiva was arrested along with three others alleged to be involved in the kidnapping. The group allegedly buried her body in the woods in Rio de Janeiro where police conducted searches but her remains have never been found. Her family however does not accept this version and believes that Priscila is still alive somewhere. Vítor still maintains a missing page on the Brazilian version of his website.