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Aldon Smith | Linebacker

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 265
College: Missouri
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49ers OLB Aldon Smith says he's been sober since last September, and that he's in the "best shape" of his life.
"And my mind is probably in the best spot it’s been in," Smith said. "So I’m feeling great." Smith partly credited his great physical shape to his sobriety. It's worth noting that Smith says he's been sober since September, but that his bomb-threat arrest at LAX came in April. He was allegedly drunk. Smith expects to meet with commissioner Roger Goodell "in the near future." He's expected to draw a 4-6 game ban, but it's impossible to know after the league let Ray Rice off easy for domestic violence on Thursday. Jul 24 - 3:45 PM

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49ers OLB Aldon Smith will fly to New York to meet with Roger Goodell regarding potential league discipline "in the near future."

"It could be as soon as next week," according to ESPN's Bill Williamson. Smith was recently sentenced to 11 days of work release after having felony gun charges reduced to misdemeanors. He was also arrested for DUI in 2013, and a bomb threat at LAX airport this past spring, but got off easy via the court system. The NFL is tentatively expected to suspend Smith 4-6 games.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 23 - 10:28 PM

49ers OLB Aldon Smith was sentenced 12 days in jail on gun charges, which were reduced from felony to misdemeanors by a judge on Friday.

He won't see any actual jail time. The 12-day sentence can be served on Monday work crews starting July 28, which is five days after the 49ers report to training camp. It's a best case scenario for Smith, allowing him to miss zero time during the season, and very little camp. Smith is still facing a multi-game suspension from the NFL for his off-field transgressions. We suspect he'll be banned between four and six games with the possibility of a pre-season reduction.
Jul 18 - 6:04 PM

49ers OLB Aldon Smith will face sentencing at 1:30 PT on Friday in connection with his multiple felony gun charges.

The sentencing was bumped up a week. Smith escaped charges stemming from his April bomb threat at LAX airport. We should have another update soon.
Jul 18 - 3:20 PM

Appearing on Sirius XM Radio, ex-NFL GM Bill Polian predicted Aldon Smith will receive a three-game suspension "at most" for his off-field transgressions.

Smith caught an enormous break Tuesday when L.A. prosecutors decided against charging him for (allegedly) making a false bomb threat while (allegedly) drunk at an airport this April. The 24-year-old was also arrested for DUI in January 2012, and suspicion of DUI plus marijuana possession in September 2013. In October of 2013, Smith was charged with three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon stemming from a 2012 stabbing incident. Meanwhile, Josh Gordon is facing a year-long ban for smoking weed.
Jul 1 - 9:44 PM

49ers OLB Aldon Smith will not be charged for his April 13 arrest for making a false bomb threat at LAX airport.

Smith catches a huge break and is getting off extremely easy. The only legal hurdle to clear for Smith now is a July 25 sentencing stemming from his no-contest plea to DUI and weapons charges. Smith is going to be suspended at the start of the season; the question is just how long he will be banned.
Jul 1 - 1:25 PM

Profootballtalk reports the NFL remains expected to suspend 49ers OLB Aldon Smith for at least one game to start the season.

Smith pleaded no contest to DUI and weapons charges, and faces sentencing on July 25. While he's tentatively expected to avoid jail time -- as long as he stays out of trouble for the next month -- the league is still going to come down on Smith with a suspension. It was rumored last month that Smith could face an eight-game ban. The 49ers will turn to Corey Lemonier and Dan Skuta in his absence.
Jun 25 - 2:09 PM

USA Today's Tom Pelissero confirms it's a "matter of when, and for how long," Aldon Smith will be suspended following Wednesday's no contest pleas to three felony weapons charges, and DUI.

Pelissero expects the NFL to "come down hard," noting that alcohol and guns "are two of the league's hot-button issues." Pelissero compares the situation to that of ex-Bears DT Tank Johnson, who was suspended eight games in 2007 following a weapons charge. The totality and repeated nature of Smith's transgressions are worse than what Johnson did. Eight games would be nice.
Source: USA Today
May 21 - 8:46 PM

49ers OLB Aldon Smith pleaded "no contest" to three felony weapons charges and misdemeanor DUI on Wednesday.

Smith is apparently ready to accept his punishment and get back to football. His sentencing hearing is set for July 25, the week the 49ers report to training camp. The weapons charges stem from a July 2012 incident at Smith's home, when he threw a party and shots were fired -- not by Smith himself -- that hit two partygoers. Smith's DUI arrest happened last September. He faces a maximum of four years and four months in prison. This paves the way for either the team or NFL to hand down a suspension. Smith will likely miss multiple games. He also has the misdemeanor LAX "bomb threat" incident left on his plate.
May 21 - 6:44 PM

49ers exercised OLB Aldon Smith's fifth-year club option for 2015.

Smith has a litany of off-field black marks and is likely facing a lengthy suspension, but the 49ers preferred to secure his talent at $9.75 million for 2015, rather than position Smith for free agency. Combined, he's now owed $12.1 million over the next two years. Smith has 42 career sacks across 43 games. It's worth noting Smith's 2015 salary is guaranteed for injury only, so the Niners could conceivably cut him next offseason if he encounters more off-field trouble. Smith turns 25 this September. His next court date is May 12. We would be surprised if he weren't suspended at least six games in 2014.
May 2 - 4:14 PM

"Several league sources" believe the 49ers will exercise Aldon Smith's fifth-year team option for 2015.

The 49ers have until 4PM ET Saturday to decide. Smith would have been cut by now were he a lesser player, but the 49ers will keep rolling the dice that he'll get his life in order.
May 1 - 1:53 PM

Aldon Smith's next court date is May 12.

Smith's Tuesday hearing on gun and DUI charges came and went without resolution. Smith's lawyers are undoubtedly angling for a plea deal. These charges, and not Smith's bizarre arrest for making a false bomb threat, are his main legal concern. Smith is only facing a misdemeanor in the LAX incident.
Apr 29 - 7:16 PM

49ers GM Trent Baalke indicated Friday that team will not rush to throw in the towel on OLB Aldon Smith despite his latest off-field transgression.

"We're a family," said Baalke. "You don't just open a door and toss people out of it." A league source tells the Sacramento Bee the Niners are "leaning against" picking up Smith's 2015 club option, but he's going to be on the roster this season. Smith has a court date next week for his DUI arrest, faces gun charges stemming from a June 2012 incident, and may face misdemeanor charges for allegedly saying he had a bomb in an airport earlier this month. He's almost certainly facing a lengthy 2014 suspension.
Apr 25 - 3:51 PM

Aldon Smith isn't facing felony charges for his April 13 arrest for "making a false bomb threat" at LAX.

The case has been referred to the district attorney for "misdemeanor consideration." It's a break for a player already due to appear in court next week on gun and DUI charges. Smith is participating in 49ers OTAs, but it's unclear if the team will exercise his fifth-year option for 2015 by the May 3 deadline.
Apr 24 - 2:58 PM

Aldon Smith is participating with the 49ers at this week's offseason workouts.

Smith's immediate and distant future with the club is in doubt following his latest off-field incident. But the team isn't making any rash decisions, such as suspending him and telling him to stay away from the club. As PFT's Mike Florio points out, having Smith in a structured environment with an ability to evaluate him is a good thing. Especially with the deadline to decide on a fifth-year option looming on May 3.
Apr 23 - 11:07 AM

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