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Aldon Smith feels like he let everybody down

Aldon Smith AP

After a strong rookie season last year, 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith has had a rough offseason: He was arrested for drunk driving in January and suffered minor stab wounds when a fight broke out at a party at his house in June. In his first comments since then, Smith says he learned that he needs to stop finding himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Letting everyone down was probably the saddest part. I’m back to 100 percent and I’m ready to go,” Smith said. “After the incidents that happened and the expectations that were set for me, I feel like I let the fans and everybody down.”

Smith said he wasn’t badly injured in the stabbing, but he did need staples to close his wounds.

“I’m good. I’m alright. I’m all healed up and ready to go,” Smith said.

The 49ers need Smith, who had 14 sacks as a rookie, to be ready to go on the field. And to stop letting everybody down off the field.

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17 Responses to “Aldon Smith feels like he let everybody down”
  1. rap49er says: Jul 27, 2012 9:15 PM

    First one’s free!!! Don’t do it again!!

  2. dunkindan says: Jul 27, 2012 9:34 PM

    Just gotta learn / experiment when your young. Everyone messes up!

  3. db3300 says: Jul 27, 2012 9:46 PM

    You didn’t let me down, Aldon. I already didn’t care about you.

  4. dstep24 says: Jul 27, 2012 10:19 PM

    Oh yeah…we’ve never heard the canned apology before.

  5. sixburghrules says: Jul 27, 2012 10:44 PM

    Keep your stuff straight or they will can you!

  6. aces79 says: Jul 27, 2012 10:45 PM

    these guy is a beast 49ers need him

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 27, 2012 10:51 PM

    “What does not kill you makes you stupider”.

  8. ninerdynasty says: Jul 27, 2012 10:53 PM

    @dstep24 – in other news, Lynch pleads not Guilty after blowing twice the amount of legal alcohol and almost hitting 2 parked cars . go troll somewhere else.

  9. trojanwarrior007 says: Jul 27, 2012 10:55 PM

    he’s just hurting his chances of cashing in on that second contract with these off-field issues.

  10. jbaxt says: Jul 27, 2012 11:12 PM

    Cut me Mick…

  11. sportmentary says: Jul 27, 2012 11:12 PM

    You let yourself down. Keep this up and your new home will be a jail cell.

  12. randallflagg52 says: Jul 27, 2012 11:17 PM

    This guy seems like a real winner. One year in the league, a DUI and a stabbing. Glad he’s not on my team.

  13. 49erstim says: Jul 27, 2012 11:24 PM

    @db3300…. You cared enough to click on the article. Numbskull.

    Button it down, Rook! :-)

  14. cali49er707 says: Jul 27, 2012 11:36 PM

    randallflagg52 says:
    Jul 27, 2012 11:17 PM
    This guy seems like a real winner. One year in the league, a DUI and a stabbing. Glad he’s not on my team.
    —————————– ——
    Then why are you reading the story??

  15. dstep24 says: Jul 28, 2012 12:36 AM

    Not defending Lynch. In fact he’s proof of my earlier point that a canned apology means nothing, since he’s now given three in his career and continues to act dumb.

  16. redbeardxxv says: Jul 28, 2012 2:39 AM

    Seems like the one who should feel like he let everyone down is Kyle Williams.

  17. mazenblue says: Jul 28, 2012 6:20 PM

    Coach has his own drinking and driving issues. Not setting a good example. Now you have 5 number 1 receivers. This is obvious sign of alcoholism, delusions. I hope he gets better and wish him luck with that.

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