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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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