Aldon Smith | LB | San Francisco 49ers
Posted: 10/20/2014 10:44am et
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was given a nine-game suspension for multiple violations of league policies before the season began. According to multiple sources, there's a chance the suspension could be lifted a game or two early.
Huddle Up: The league has tweaked a few rules this season, reducing a few suspensions along the way, so an early return for Smith is hardly out of the question. The Niners could use some good news on the defensive front, as they've been gutted by injury this season and just got sliced and diced by Peyton Manning.
Posted: 8/29/2014 4:53pm et
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was suspended for the first nine games of 2014 for violating the policy and program for substances of abuse and the personal conduct policy.
Huddle Up: This is about what most had been expecting for the player who has totaled the second-most sacks in the league since 2011, although the Niners would've preferred the decision a little sooner. In any case, it looks like San Fran is going to have to make do without their leading 2013 sacker (Smith) and top 2013 tackles leader (NaVorro Bowman) for the first half of the season.
Posted: 7/31/2014 4:58pm et
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday, Aug. 8. Smith is facing a suspension for three felony gun charges and a DUI.
Huddle Up: The Niners -- and owners in fantasy IDP leagues -- need some clarity on the suspension with fellow LB NaVorro Bowman expected to miss the first half of the season recovering from knee surgery.
Posted: 6/26/2014 8:26pm et
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith is unlikely to be available for the start the 2014 regular season as he is likely facing a suspension after pleading no contest to DUI and multiple felony weapons charges. Smith is unlikely to face jail time if he can stay out of trouble for the next month.
Huddle Up: Definitely look for the commish to mete out some punishment, likely of the 2-4 game-ban variety.
Posted: 5/13/2014 5:55pm et
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith's hearing on felony weapons and misdemeanor driving under the influence charges have been continued to May 21.
Huddle Up: This means an extra week or so of legal drama for the Niners and their troubled LB.