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The Official Aldon Smith Thread **UPDATE - 9 GAME SUSPENSION

  • cciowa
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Originally posted by theduke85:
Originally posted by English:
These things happen daily, hourly. He will get slapped, pay a small price one way or another and that will be that.
I don't think this incident is a big deal, but the fact remains that this is his fourth arrest since 2012. I think he's going to get suspended by Goodell.
if he was drinking booze you just hope it was a isolated incident in regards to his sobriety. while we still do not know the extent of his chemical abuse situation , he is one of the millions who will fight this battle for the rest of his life. i think people were fooling themselves if they thought he would stay clean and sober for the rest of his life after he got released from rehab. its a disease that he will have forever. even saying bomb in a airport is just beyond stupid and he probably deserves whatever he gets in that regards
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Originally posted by matt49er:
We have no idea how this stuff is going to shake out legally, I'm not saying the following will happen but it sure could so follow me here:

Previous DUI charges get pled down
Weapons charges go away (they were really overblown in the first place, just a permit thing that he had in Missouri and not in Cali)
This charge gets dropped or pled way down

Then what do you have? A guy with a bunch of traffic violations and an alcohol problem. I agree 1000000% this guy has F'd up a lot, but if you put it in perspective, imagine the kind of scrutiny that would have been on Lawrence Taylor had social media been around during his day & many others. Yes he's screwed up, this one was insanely stupid.

At the same time, this is one of the best football players on the planet. He makes our team much better with him on the field, I hate the bad publicity, I hate the fact that we don't know what the commissioner will do in terms of league discipline. In reality, sports are based on talent, young talent to be specific and Aldon is as good at his position as anybody in the NFL. I hope the Niners ride this out, see what happens legally, pick up his 2015 option and really get on his case/monitor him closely, if he shapes up, give him the extension after the 2015 season (or even franchise him for a year) if not, trade him, some team out there will take him.
The good news is he hasn't killed anybody yet.
  • Giedi
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Originally posted by Buchy:
This looks like one of those stupid jokes that goes wrong - other people have done similar if I remember correctly.

Obviously he was joking about having a bomb and I suspect he then got wound up or upset when they treated it seriously.... not sure on US law but I think it is a felony/crime to falsely declare, but I wouln't expect much to come from it.

Very stupid though....
That's how it looks to me, and if it looks like that to the DA and the Judge, it will be penalized accordingly. I hope. Still it's **technically** a violation of that code against not joking around regarding bombs at a security checkpoint at a federal airport. I don't think he'll get away with just a slap on the wrist either.
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Originally posted by Canadian9erfan:
The recent legal troubles of Aldon and Colin are a positive for the 49ers. Now we can revolve any new contracts (which will already be a bit lower than prior to these incidents) around legal issues. So when cases like these come up again the 49ers wont be strapped financially with these guys (99% talking about Aldon, 1% colin).

You would think someone like parent, manager, agent etc would tell a guy like COlin........LOOK, you are going to get the fat, juicy contract you have always wanted this off-season. It will set you and your family up for life. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS STAY OUT OF THE CLUBS, stay away from drugs, dont drink and drive, and avoid random women in hotel rooms. Just this 1 off season. After you sign the dotted line, do waht you want lol.

Sure, it kinda looks like a bargaining chip for the 49ers. I'm pretty sure they will use it to some extent. But so far we don't know all the facts and neither does the 49ers. Until the actual facts come out, it's unusable.
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Originally posted by DeUh:
This.

Of course we will not cut him after this incident though we will probably not extend him this off season either. I think we will pick up the 5th year option and look from there.

People call him immature and in the same sentence sream CUT HIM.



I'm betting the other way. If he really does well this year and he doesn't get into more trouble and the legal issues are mostly resolved, it could go the other way and they sign him for an extended time - using his legal troubles as a bargaining chip to lower his price. But I agree that the most probable scenario is they pick up his option year and wait and see.
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I don't know enough about these facts.

but i will say i am surprised that our webzone fan base are all saints and can easily roll off " idiot, should have known better"

i was a wild man at Aldons age. i just didn't have a million bucks and girls throwing Pizza at me.
NO WAY the league ignores this.
I must be getting numb to this kind of stuff because this latest Aldon incident doesn't even bother me. The only real, true stupid act so far this offseason is Cully going Grand Theft Auto in San Jose. Kilgore was walking drunk, so what. Kap needs to watch his environment. Aldon needs to stop thinking he's above the law before it's really too late, but as far as the incident itself, if this is the worst thing Aldon goes through this offseason? Good.
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Aldon...



Up for Dumbass of the Offseason Award...

1. Chris Culliver
2. Aldon Smith
3 Kaep/Patton
4. Daniel Kilgore

I refuse to call Kilgore a dumbass. He was intoxicated, but he was literally walking down the street minding his own business.
[ Edited by SonocoNinerFan on Apr 14, 2014 at 9:02 AM ]
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
NO WAY the league ignores this.

Yeah, dude is gonna be suspended for sure now
Just get me to the draft and OTA's. I'm so sick of this
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Aldon...



Up for Dumbass of the Offseason Award...

1. Chris Culliver
2. Aldon Smith
3 Kaep/Patton
4. Daniel Kilgore

I refuse to call Kilgore a dumbass. He was intoxicated, but all he was literally walking down the street minding his own business.
he was looking for his brass knuckles so he could kidnap a girl, assault her then threaten to blow up an airplane, i wouldnt call that minding his own business
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Originally posted by MC9BEAT:
I am starting to feel a bit snake bit. Two years ago we lose a Superbowl trip because Kyle Williams can't field a couple of punts. Last year we lose the Superbowl because Aldon and Justin Smith were injured and ineffective playing hurt. This past season we lose a trip to the Superbowl in Seattle with a bunch of bad calls and a failed last drive and if we hadn't lost Crabtree in preseason and Aldon during the season we probably would have been playing at home anyway.

Now we have to deal with all this crap. What the hell is wrong with these guys? The rest of us could only dream of getting to play the game we love and make Millions of dollars a year to do it. They have no appreciation for how lucky they are. Aldon makes almost $10 million this year. That's way more than most of us see in a lifetime and he couldn't care less. There is nothing I wouldn't give up except breathing for $10 Million. He can't give up being a thug and an idiot.

Everything looked real sweet going into this draft. Now we have an extra need at CB because of Culliver and we have to worry about our pass rush because of Smith.

WTF?

CB and Pass rush are where you need good depth anyway, so it might actually have been a good thing. Having said that, yeah I share your sentiments. This usually doesn't happen to super bowl bound teams until *after* they've won the super bowl. I guess it's not as easy winning the 6th super bowl as it is winning the first 5.

The lack of discipline and mental smarts is disturbing, but again - none of the players accused have killed anybody or abused animals or have been involved in a homicide investigation etc... Aldon looks like he was pissed at the TSA and was joking, Culliver looks like he didn't hurt the bicyclist significantly and the brass knuckles are nowhere equivalent to an uzi, and Kaep and Patton haven't even been charged or been talked to by the police yet. So far, in my estimation, these look like they are very low grade felonies that can be pled down to misdemeanors or infractions, which usually don't result in jail time. *usually.*
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Originally posted by valrod33:
he was looking for his brass knuckles so he could kidnap a girl, assault her then threaten to blow up an airplane, i wouldnt call that minding his own business

Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
NO WAY the league ignores this.
Purely hypothetical here, but it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility that Aldon is suspended and we start the year without Bowman and Aldon.