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More Legal Trouble for 49ers, Aldon Smith


The San Francisco 49ers‘ recent trend of legal troubles continues as Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday after indicating that he was in possession of a bomb while in LAX international airport. This comes less than a week after news broke about Colin Kaepernick being listed as a “suspect” in a “suspicious incident” in Miami. Trent Baalke responded to the Smith episode with a statement similar to what you would expect:

“We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith. As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment.” -Trent Baalke

Apparently Smith became upset and belligerent after being selected for random screening and indicated he had a bomb. While no other facts about the situation have become clear, it appears to me that Smith was frustrated that he had to deal with the nuisance of a random screening and made an extremely stupid decision–saying he had a bomb. This is not something one should say, even if there is no bomb–which, was, in fact, the case. Smith was booked for violation of California Penal Code 148.1(a) – False report of a bomb threat, according to NFL.com. it certainly cannot help his pending drunk driving case, or his status with the NFL.

The 49ers may be looking for a new pass-rusher this draft, after all. It looks fairly obvious that Smith will have some work to do before he gets that lucrative extension that seemed all but assured a short while ago.

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  • trinity

    This guy is a pathetic idiot. I hope they cut him and make room for a guy more deserving of a great opportunity.

  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    A white man and a minority will look at this Smith story and have completely different views based on experience… i have no problem with what Smith did, why should his time be wasted over something we all know is B.S….minorities have been targets their in one form or another their entire lives, if it’s not one bleeping thing, then its another…. sometimes a person just has to say F.U. i had enough.. when white America becomes targeted more for random searches then i will believe they are finally being fair and wasting everyone’s time equally or they are actually trying to make it safe for everyone

  • bk

    So why hasn’t Goodell suspended him? 2 DUI’s, multiple felonies involving illegal assault weapons and firing them in a residential area, not this? Another felony….
    Then I listen to the radio on the way in this morning and the doofus’s on NFL network are acting like it’s no big deal… the one guy, a former NFL WR, said he didn’t know you couldn’t say things like “i’ve got a bomb” inan airport… How does he have a job? The signs are everywhere in the Airport! I guess a college degree for a football player never meant he could read.