Originally posted by NJNiner:
Although I am not one of those in the know, I seriously doubt he will be able to contribute to our pass rush this season. The boy is in big f'n trouble, make no mistake about it.
The three felony charges against Aldon are, in my humble opinion, are less of a problem than his drinking problems.
Entering rehabilitation was the correct thing to do--a good decision on his part.
He needs to continue making good decisions, and I think, or hope, that he will.
I think he will plead guilty and receive probation on the weapons charges. He will not face any suspension until the legal issues have been resolved.
And they will not be resolved until after the season is done.
I tend to think that Aldon Smith will play this year and contribute mightily to our pass rush this year and for years to come.
I wish him the best of luck, but he does need to make good decisions going forward.