Smith was arrested recently for making false bomb reports at a Los Angeles airport, the latest of a string of troubles for the highly talented linebacker. He was also arrested for suspicion of DUI in January, 2012 and again September, 2013. He also had marijuana on him during that September arrest. In October, 2013 he was charged with three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon.
The San Jose Mercury News has sources that tell him that while Smith is unlikely to play, the team is unlikely to release him. They still owe him $3 million guaranteed and want to see how the situation plays out before making such a permanent decision. The team also expects Smith to receive a suspension from the league.
In addition to his latest run-in with the law, Smith was arrested for suspicion of DUI in January, 2012 and again September, 2013. He also had marijuana on him during that September arrest. In October, 2013 he was charged with three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon.
The airport police issued a statement regarding the charges, according to the Sacramento Bee.
"At approximately 1400 hours, a 24-year-old Aldon Jacarus Ramon Smith, a resident of San Jose, California, was going through Terminal 1 screening where he made a comment indicating that he was in possession of a bomb. Los Angeles Airport Police made contact with him in the gate area where he became uncooperative. After conducting their investigation, L.A. Airport Police took suspect into custody and transported him to LAPD-Pacific division where he was booked for California Penal Code 148.1(a) - False report of a bomb threat."
Smith stripped Russell Wilson and recovered the loose ball, which led to a San Francisco field goal early in the opening period. He finished the game with four total tackles (two solo), a sack and a tackle for loss in a 23-17 victory.
Despite missing five games this season, Smith the year with a team-high 10.5 sacks (including the postseason).
“Teams that want to block Aldon Smith one-on-one are whistling Dixie," coach Jim Harbaugh said. "That’s the way he’s playing right now.
“Therefore, he’s getting quite a bit of double-teams, chips, help from the back and tight end. He’s really playing well.”
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||37||31.0||6||14||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||66||50.0||16||19.5||1||6||6.0||6||0||1|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||11||34||29.0||5||8.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||2||0||1||0||1||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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