SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) — The San Francisco 49ers are paying Aldon Smith his normal salary even though the Pro Bowl pass rusher has left the team to begin his in-patient rehab following a second DUI arrest.
Smith started what will be at least a month-long program and the 49ers placed him on the Non-Football Injury list, with a special designation for substance abuse treatment.
The 49ers could have opted to withhold pay entirely in this circumstance, but Smith is receiving his regular check, sources said.
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