According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been booked into Santa Clara County Jail.
He was arrested last night for an alleged hit and run, DUI, and vandalism. Bail has been set at $26,000.
Breaking: Aldon Smith booked into Santa Clara County Jail. No confirmation on why he was arrested, yet. Bail set at $26,000.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) August 7, 2015
From the PIO: SCPD arrested Aldon Smith last night for Hit&Run, DUI, and vandalism. A press release will be provided later this morning.— Santa Clara Police (@SantaClaraPD) August 7, 2015
Smith, who started last season on a nine-game suspension, is entering is final year of his contract with the 49ers worth $9.75 million.
The talented 49ers linebacker has had numerous other incidents including a shooting at a 2012 party at his house, another DUI, and yelling 'bomb' at Los Angeles International Airport.
In the past, the NFL used to wait until the legal process is complete before making any judgement on players. Of course, now the NFL can look into the situation themselves if they wish and make a judgement based on their own findings.
8:45 AM Update:
According to The Mercury News, Smith has posted bail, reportedly apologized, and said that there was no DUI involved.
UPDATE 49ers star Aldon Smith just bailed out of Santa Clara County jail, reportedly apologized and said it wasn't a DUI.— Mercury News (@mercnews) August 7, 2015
Janine De la Vega of KTVU got this photo of Smith leaving jail.
9:05 AM Update:
Here is some KTVU video of Aldon Smith talking to the media while leaving Santa Clara County Jail.
"I want everybody to understand this wasn't a DUI. The situation that happened could have been handled differently," said Smith in the interview.
According to Mike Silver of Sports Illustrated, the Jed York and the 49ers have not yet made a decision on what to do with Smith.
10:25 AM Update: