San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will not be charged for an incident that took place in April at the Los Angeles International airport.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles city attorney’s office announced that Smith would in-fact not be facing charges stemming from the arrest. Smith, who allegedly said the word “bomb” during secondary screening, was arrested on false report of a bomb threat.
It comes as some relief to Aldon, who still has some unresolved legal matters pending.
In June of 2012, Aldon was arrested and charged after shots were fired during a party taking place at his house. Three illegal assault rifles were found and Aldon was charged with three felony gun counts. Then in September of 2013, Smith was involved in a single car crash when he hit a tree. Smith was eventually arrested on one count of DUI.
Smith is set for sentencing in July after pleading no contest to three felony counts and one misdemeanor regarding two separate incidents that all took place within a two year span.
While it’s good news for Aldon and the 49ers, his status for Week 1 is still up in the air. With the July sentencing pending, Smith could be looking at real jail time, including up to four years. Or he could just be looking at probation.
The July sentencing will have a huge effect on whether Aldon Smith is in fact suspended by the NFL and/or the 49ers. In the meantime, Aldon faces one less worry after the bomb threat charges were dropped on Tuesday.
Until then, the 49ers and the NFL will have to wait for the legal system to run it’s course before they decide the fate of 99.