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.
One-fourth of the season will be over by the time the 49ers walk off the field in St. Louis, and if they do it as a 1-3 team, they will have dug themselves a hole that will be awfully hard to climb out from.
With the 49ers sputtering out to a 1-2 start in 2013, everyone is trying to figure out what is wrong with the team many had picked to be the NFC representative in the Super bowl. While most theories are around the offense that has failed to put up points, the real concern is a 49ers defense that is running out of bodies.
While everybody in the 49ers locker room is rooting for Aldon Smith’s recovery in rehab, his fellow defenders are now focused on getting the most from the guys who will take over for him: Dan Skuta and Corey Lemonier, among others.
The San Francisco 49ers placed linebacker Aldon Smith on the reserve non-football injury list Monday as he enters rehab for substance abuse and begins what team CEO Jed York has termed an indefinite absence.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will take an “indefinite” leave following his arrest on Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of marijuana, team officials said Sunday.
San Jose police say San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Attorneys for San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and former Niners tight end Delanie Walker have filed a response to a civil lawsuit filed by a Northern California man who says he was shot during a party at Smith’s house.
After setting the franchise single-season record for sacks a year ago, San Francisco’s first-round pick in 2011 is off to another fast start. He’s also increased his workload and split time on both the right and left side of the 49ers defense in Sunday’s win over Green Bay.
A San Jose man this week became the second person to sue San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and former 49er Delanie Walker, alleging that he was shot in the thigh during a gun battle at a raucous party at Smith’s home near San Jose last year.