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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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NFL suspended 49ers OLB Aldon Smith nine games for violating the league's personal conduct and substance abuse policies.
The 49ers have a Week 8 bye, so Smith won't be available until Week 11. As San Francisco has already lost ILB Navorro Bowman (ACL, MCL) and NT Glenn Dorsey (torn biceps), it's fair to wonder if the team will be forced to play more aggressive offense in Colin Kaepernick's second year as a starter. Smith's ban turned out to be even longer than expected, but it's a fair punishment regardless following Smith's array of off-field transgressions. The 49ers will turn to special teams type Dan Skuta and sophomore Corey Lemonier opposite Ahmad Brooks. It's an enormous downgrade in pass-rush ability. Aug 29 - 4:00 PM

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Appearing on SportsCenter Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter stated a 6-8 game suspension for 49ers OLB Aldon Smith is "certainly on the table."

Schefter's statement jibes with a Thursday report from CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco. A decision from Roger Goodell is expected soon after he met with Smith this week. The 49ers lost Donte Whitner in free agency, and now face the possibility of missing Smith, Navorro Bowman (knee), and NT Glenn Dorsey for the first half of the season-plus. It's safe to expect a step back from this defense.
Aug 8 - 4:24 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports the 49ers are "bracing" for a 6-8 game suspension for OLB Aldon Smith.

A 6-8 game ban would be a bit longer than expected, as most observers have been anticipating a 4-6 game penalty. Smith was in New York meeting with Roger Goodell on Thursday. Maiocco reports the 49ers "do not know" Goodell's verdict yet, but it does sound like Smith's camp emerged from the meeting under the impression that Smith could miss as much as half the season. Losing Smith for 6-8 games would be an enormous blow to San Francisco's defense.
Aug 7 - 11:20 PM

49ers OLB Aldon Smith met with commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday.

Now the waiting game begins. Smith is expected to draw a lengthy ban, likely in the range of 4-6 games.
Aug 7 - 8:26 PM

49ers OLB Aldon Smith is scheduled to meet with commissioner Roger Goodell on Aug. 8.

The pair will have plenty to talk about. Over the past year, Smith has faced felony gun charges, a DUI charge and was arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat at LAX. We're tentatively expecting a 4-6 game suspension.
Jul 31 - 7:50 AM

49ers OLB Aldon Smith traveled to Los Angeles on Wednesday for a hearing regarding his arrest for allegedly making a bomb threat at LAX airport.

Smith will not face charges for the allegations, and the hearing is simply to close out the case. Smith has also faced felony gun charges and been arrested for DUI over the past year. He figures to be suspended for at least the first four games of 2014.
Jul 30 - 3:30 PM

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

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

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