Smith is still expected to be suspended for at least one game following his sentencing for pleading no contest to May DUI and felony weapons charges.
Smith served a five-game suspension last season.
Smith is not expected to get jail time, but the NFL will suspend him for one game and "possibly more," the report said. He served a five-game suspension last season.
USA Today reported that a suspension is a "matter of when, and for how long" following Smith's no-contest plea on Wednesday to charges of possessing illegal assault rifles and misdemeanor DUI, stemming from separate incidents in 2012 and 2013. Smith served a five-game suspension last season following the DUI arrest, but alcohol along with guns are major issues within the league right now, and the NFL could consider Smith a repeat offender and hand down a subsequent punishment.
CBSSports.com Eye on Football blogger Will Brinson says according to a source, the Niners have indeed exercised the fifth-year option on pass rusher
The Niners expressed recently that they "hope" he'll be on the roster for a long time after a series of arrests over the past few years including one this offseason for a false bomb threat at an airport.
La Canfora reports the decision will be watched closely given Smith's off-field issues.
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