May 28, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) during organized team activities at the SAP Performance Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

49ers' Aldon Smith's dad says he is 'happy' with the sentence

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith went to court for sentencing on DUI and weapons charges that he plead guilty to in May. Smith was sentenced to three years probation, and won’t have to serve any jail time.

Instead of serving the additional 11 days he was sentenced to, he will serve them on work days on Mondays starting July 28 and to be completed every week,

I know he’s very happy with what transpired,” Smith’s father, Thurston Smith, told the San Jose Mercury News.

“Probation is really good because you can’t get in anymore trouble,” he said. “We don’t want that to happen at all.”

The league and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell could still hand down a punishment though, and Smith’s father said they’re still in the dark about what to expect.

“We don’t have any idea,” Thurston Smith said. “[Weapons convictions] being reduced felony to misdemeanor was huge, and we hope it carries much weight with what Mr. Goodell does. We’re praying for four [games] or less but it’s beyond our control.”

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