Sunday, September 22, 2013

San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl linebacker aldon-smith">Aldon Smith was involved in a single-car crash and arrested Friday morning by the San Jose police on suspicion of DUI.

Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area broke the news:

49ers OLB Aldon Smith was arrested at 7 a.m. today under suspicion of DUI, according to San Jose Police.

- Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) September 20, 2013
UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 22

From ESPN's Chris Mortensen:

Aldon Smith could not be suspended by 49ers under CBA; consensus is get Smith to treatment once they get thru weekend. Help the young man.

- Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 22, 2013

ProFootballTalk followed with additional insight via Jay Glazer of Fox Sports:

Per @JayGlazer, Aldon Smith could enter rehab facility this week. Accurate report, but we're told final decision hasn't been made.

- ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 22, 2013
UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 22

From Ian Rapoport of

From #GameDayMorning: #49ers pass-rusher Aldon Smith will play today, but he may play sparingly, per source. Adds a different dynamic.

- Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 22, 2013

Joe Vazquez of CBS5 TV provides a picture of the vehicle Smith was driving:

#49ers star Aldon Smith's pickup after the crash and just before it was towed away.

- Joe Vazquez (@joenewsman) September 21, 2013
UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 20

From San Francisco Chronicle reporter Eric Branch:

#49ers Jim Harbaugh said he's "disappointed" in incident involving Aldon Smith; anticipates LB will play Sunday.

- Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) September 20, 2013

From CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco:

Harbaugh: "I expect Aldon to be back at work and play on Sunday."

- Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) September 20, 2013
UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 20

From KTVU's Robert Handa:

Accident scene involving #49er #AldonSmith shows skid marks and damaged tree. Homeowner says he looked asleep @ktvu

- RobertHanda (@RHandaKTVU) September 20, 2013
UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 20

From KTVU's Robert Handa:

Homeowner at accident of #AldonSmith says wheels "kept turning" as he sat in car. Pile of rubber/big gouge @ktvu

- RobertHanda (@RHandaKTVU) September 20, 2013
UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 20

From Matt Maiocco of CSN:

49ers OLB Aldon Smith is on the practice field.

- Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) September 20, 2013
UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 20

From Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News:

Correction: Aldon Smith did NOT have prescription for marijuana found in car. Either way, NFL players can't use under its policy

- Cam Inman (@CamInman) September 20, 2013

From Mike Garafolo of NFL Network:

Still in custody, they say. RT @SCCoSheriff: Aldon Smith was booked into SCC Main Jail today on charges of DUI and poss. of marijuana.

- Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 20, 2013
UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 20

Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Smith was found with more than just alcohol when arrested:

No one was hurt in Friday's 7:00 a.m. incident in the Silver Creek area, Sgt. Heather Randol said. It was not immediately clear if Smith was booked and released, posted bail or remains in custody.

Marijuana and pills also were found in the car, sources said.

Inman also provided more details on the arrest:

Per @mercnews: #49ers Aldon Smith blew a .15 in his DUI arrest; has prescription for the marijuana; crashed into a tree

- Cam Inman (@CamInman) September 20, 2013
UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 20

Pro Football Talk reports that the 49ers have no comment on Smith's arrest at this point:

"The 49ers organization is aware of the matter involving Aldon Smith," the team said in a release. "As we continue to gather information regarding this situation, we will have no further comment."

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After the wreck, police asked Smith to take a breathalyzer test, although at this time there is no available info on his blood-alcohol level, per Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports:

San Jose Police say Aldon Smith was arrested after being involved in a single-vehicle crash. No injuries reported.

- Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 20, 2013

Smith took a breathalyzer test that tested over the limit. Police have no information at this point on his blood-alcohol level.

- Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 20, 2013

Maiocco provides more detail from San Jose Police Sgt. Heather Randol:

"At some point, they did a breath sample and it was over the limit," Randol said.

"He was not injured, and it does not appear as if anybody else was in the vehicle with him. And there were no other involved vehicles or reported injuries."

Smith was booked into Santa Clara County jail, Randol said.

Further details are still emerging, but this is not the first time Smith has run afoul of the law for allegedly drinking and driving. Smith was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Miami after a 14-sack rookie season; authorities later reduced the charge to reckless driving.

Smith was also involved in an altercation in June of 2012 in which he was stabbed while attempting to break up a scuffle at a party. He's now being sued as a result of issues at the party. He was also a passenger in a car that flipped attempting to avoid an animal last September.

On the field Smith is one of the NFL's best defenders and is coming off a breakout campaign with 19.5 sacks last year. He's grabbed 3.5 in two games this season.

This latest run-in with the law comes two days before the 49ers welcome the Indianapolis Colts to Candlestick Park as San Francisco looks to move to 2-1 after a humbling defeat at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football. Smith's status for the upcoming contest is now in jeopardy.

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Source: Bleacherreport

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