San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Al Netter was arrested for a DUI on Wednesday, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. It was reported that Netter’s blood alcohol content was above the legal limit of .08 when he was pulled over by CHP. Netter signed with the 49ers before the 2012 season as an undrafted free-agent, participating on the team’s practice squad. He remains in that position today, however due to this distraction, it is unclear whether the 49ers will tolerate this type of behavior, especially from a practice squad player.
As expected the 49ers are not taking this lightly, as publicity director Bob Lange, issued a statement on the 49ers behalf saying:
The 49ers are aware of the recent matter involving Al Netter. We take these issues very seriously, but will reserve comment at this time as this is an ongoing legal matter. The organization will continue to gather the facts and monitor the developments closely.
It remains unclear if Netter will remain on the team after the NFL draft, as the 49ers are stocked with a projected 14 draft picks. And with offensive line being a top priority, it will be interesting to see if the 49ers target offensive line early, making Netter dispensable.