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Aldon Smith

6' 4"
265 lbs
Sep 25, 1989
Birth Place:
4 years
Tckl FF FR Sck Int
2013 Regular Season
34 0 0 8.5 0

San Francisco 49ers

Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. With the arrest, Smith is involved in three pending criminal cases.

Smith finished with 8 1/2 sacks and 34 tackles in 11 games last season, making eight starts. He missed the first five games of the season after taking a leave of absence to undergo treatment for substance abuse.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has left Sunday's wild-card game in Green Bay because of cramps.

The team said Smith's return was questionable.

Smith has pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stemming from a party at his home last year. Deputy District Attorney Brian Buckelew says the 24-year-old San Jose resident appeared in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Tuesday with his lawyer and parents. Smith's next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 15.

The charges stem from a June 2012 party at Smith's home. Investigators say several shots were fired, two partygoers were injured and Smith was stabbed. In the subsequent investigation, prosecutors say detectives found five unregistered weapons in Smith's house, including two Bushmaster rifles and an Armalite AR-10T. They say those are assault weapons illegal to possess under California law.

Smith is active for the San Francisco 49ers for the first time since Week 3.

The defensive end had a five-week stint in treatment for substance abuse.

Smith returned to the 49ers locker room after his long absence and five missed games to cheers from teammates who chanted his first name. Smith was activated to the 53-man roster from the non-football injury list Thursday, two days after he turned himself in to Santa Clara County authorities as he faces weapons charges.

The fearsome pass-rusher is in shape despite a couple of extra pounds gained during his stint at an in-patient treatment facility for substance abuse. He was outside California. Part of the process for San Francisco 49ers All-Pro linebacker Aldon Smith to rejoin the team following a monthlong stint in rehab included a verbal commitment to the NFL that he would stay out of trouble and keep clean.

Smith turned himself in to Santa Clara County authorities late Tuesday, then posted $75,000 bail.

Smith was charged Oct. 9 with three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stemming from a party at his home in June 2012, and the Santa Clara district attorney's office said at the time it expected him to surrender later in the month. 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said on his weekly radio show with 95.7 The Game that Smith met with team officials Wednesday. General manager Trent Baalke said last week in London that Smith would have to show "progress" to

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York says Smith will miss Thursday's game at St. Louis and perhaps sit out longer following his arrest Friday for suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession.

York expects Smith will seek treatment on his own, but the 49ers won't interfere, saying "I think Aldon is going to take steps on his own." Smith started and had five tackles in a 27-7 loss to the Colts on Sunday. Smith is a key pass rusher and sacks leader for the 49ers, and coach Jim Harbaugh had said leading up to Sunday that the NFL would decide how to punish the third-year pro, who turns 24 Wednesday.

San Francisco 49ers All-Pro linebacker Aldon Smith was released from jail Friday after his pickup truck apparently struck a tree and he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession, authorities said.

Smith later took to the practice field with his teammates Friday afternoon at team headquarters in Santa Clara. He is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 4. Smith declined to comment when reporters asked about his arrest. Coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters Friday that he expects that Smith will play Sunday when the Niners host the Indianapolis Colts at Candlestick Park.

Smith has been named in a lawsuit by a man who said he was shot during a party at Smith's house. In the suit filed Tuesday in Santa Clara County Superior Court, Ronndale Esporlas says Smith and his former teammate Delanie Walker fired weapons illegally during the party at Smith's San Jose home in June 2012.

The lawsuit says Smith and Walker were intoxicated on Smith's balcony when they began firing gunshots in the air while trying to end the party. Neither Walker nor Smith, who was stabbed at the party, has been charged in the incident. Walker now plays for the Tennessee Titans.

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