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Aldon Smith involved in another odd off-field near-miss


The 49ers probably wish they could bubble-wrap Aldon Smith as soon as he leaves the field, and unwrap him the next week in time for games.

The outside linebacker was involved in another unusual and dangerous situation, as he was in a car that ended up on its side in a Friday night wreck.

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Smith was a passenger in a car that swerved to avoid a deer, and flipped onto its side on a dirt embankment.

The California Highway Patrol said alcohol wasn’t involved in the wreck, but the unidentified driver was taken to a hospital with a “broken back,” and Smith had a cut over his eye that required stitches.

It didn’t hurt him on the field, as he played every defensive snap of Sunday’s win over the Loins, and had seven tackles and a sack.

But it’s just the latest chapter in what’s been a wild ride for Smith this year.

In June, Smith suffered minor stab wounds (and two people were shot) at a party at his home. There was also a DUI arrest in Miami Beach in January, though he qualified for a program to reduce those charges.

He’s an impact player when he’s on the field, but the 49ers have to hold their breath every time he walks out the door.

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33 Responses to “Aldon Smith involved in another odd off-field near-miss”
  1. nfloracle says: Sep 18, 2012 12:52 PM

    Harbaugh needs to take Smith to the woodshed or maybe rent him a back bedroom during the season so he can keep him out of trouble.

  2. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 18, 2012 12:53 PM

    He’s not even that good on the football field. System player.

  3. joetoronto says: Sep 18, 2012 12:53 PM

    They’d better get a handle on this guy before it’s too late.

  4. ojordonez says: Sep 18, 2012 12:56 PM

    It was an accident and no alcohol. I fail to see how this is a bad decision on his part.

  5. thraiderskin says: Sep 18, 2012 12:59 PM

    STAY IN YOUR HOUSE! I’m just kidding, but this guys does not have luck on his side.

  6. 4t9er says: Sep 18, 2012 1:01 PM

    I’m glad that Aldon is fine and I hope that the driver recovers. This incident doesn’t add to the stuff that happened during the summer, it’s just bad luck.

  7. crazysamoan says: Sep 18, 2012 1:01 PM

    Aldon has 9 lives!!! Go 9ers!!!!

  8. blacknole08 says: Sep 18, 2012 1:01 PM

    Wow…. and what’s astonishing about Aldon is that he isn’t a bad guy! He was trying to play peacemaker break up a fight when he got stabbed. And now this?

    He might want to rethink about the people he associates himself with though.

  9. kattykathy says: Sep 18, 2012 1:04 PM

    Smith is one of those people that just keeps pushing the envelope. One day we will be hearing tragic news about him.

  10. jmsincla says: Sep 18, 2012 1:05 PM

    Never swerve! I know it sucks, but apply the brakes and hit the animal..

  11. sj39 says: Sep 18, 2012 1:05 PM

    He’s a good guy and player. Stay home Aldon, you’ll have plenty of time and money after football to lead a crazy life.

  12. billobrienschindimple says: Sep 18, 2012 1:06 PM

    I’m pretty sure he wasn’t the only guy in San Francisco on sunday playing with Loins.

  13. rd3777 says: Sep 18, 2012 1:09 PM

    If I didn’t have bad luck, I’d have no luck at all. Grab that rabbit’s foot Aldon and hold on.

  14. Slim Charles says: Sep 18, 2012 1:10 PM

    He might want to rethink about the people he associates himself with though.


    Yeah, running with a crowd that accidentally hits deer is a bad sign. I guess 2/3 people in my rural hometown are bad dudes.

  15. sixjak says: Sep 18, 2012 1:14 PM

    I live in MO. Deer happens ppl. Nothing to see here…move along.

  16. sonoco says: Sep 18, 2012 1:16 PM

    Is the deer OK?

  17. tennis22drew says: Sep 18, 2012 1:20 PM

    Mature quickly! Niners superbowl window is officially open and you are a needed player

  18. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Sep 18, 2012 1:26 PM

    Aldon is a beast. By year’s end he’ll be a top 5 NFL linebacker. But based on his poor choices the last 12 months, I wonder if he’ll make it to season’s end.

    If I were Jeddi York, I’d be reworking the “language” of his contract based on his erratic behavior.

  19. JSpicoli says: Sep 18, 2012 1:34 PM

    This guy is about to become Darrell Russell II.

  20. godofwine330 says: Sep 18, 2012 1:40 PM

    I say just hit the deer. You get in much more injury and trouble trying to swerve. I don’t seek out animals, but if they cross the road in front of me I am not going to drastically swerve and risk killing myself so an animal can live. I will swerve a little, but not a lot.

  21. depleted00uranium00balth says: Sep 18, 2012 1:48 PM

    Yeah, I could use a “win over the Loins” as you put it.

  22. bryans49ers says: Sep 18, 2012 1:50 PM

    Always hit the deer, never swerve

  23. mungman69 says: Sep 18, 2012 2:01 PM

    Maybe the deer hit the car! It happenes!

  24. danospleasanton says: Sep 18, 2012 2:03 PM

    voiceofreasonsays says:
    Sep 18, 2012 12:53 PM
    He’s not even that good on the football field. System player.

    This guy is a clown! System player? Watch the game bud, I doubt the system makes Aldon as fast as he is. Football must not be your sport.

  25. discosucs2005 says: Sep 18, 2012 2:16 PM

    Was the deer ok?

  26. hipstercagematch says: Sep 18, 2012 2:22 PM

    Wait so because he was a passenger in a car that swerved to avoid a deer he is a problem?

    Swerving to avoid deer is no joke. I tried to once and it ended with my car flipped over.

  27. realfann says: Sep 18, 2012 3:22 PM

    Seems he employed excellent judgement when he chose which seat in the car.

    But please go ahead and dwell on the negative.

  28. bcfalcon says: Sep 18, 2012 3:28 PM

    Oh Aldon

  29. lilrob10201 says: Sep 18, 2012 3:52 PM

    If that cut over his eye hit a little lower then he would of been blind.It is a blessing that he came out the car wreck with only a cut above his eye.

  30. theuglitruth says: Sep 18, 2012 4:00 PM

    It’s just a matter of time.

  31. osiris33 says: Sep 18, 2012 4:14 PM

    The guy’s a train wreck. It’s only a matter of time.

  32. baymac408 says: Sep 18, 2012 5:37 PM

    Dudes a baller and a winner and winners do what they want lmao…. Go niners he will be fine

  33. mazblast says: Sep 18, 2012 7:22 PM

    I can see getting on Smith for some of the previous stuff, but for gosh sakes, he was just a passenger in a car this time, not even the driver. This definitely falls under “sh** happens sometimes”.

    Now, there is something I want to know. an inordinate number of incidents involving players of various sports seem to happen in Florida’s Dade and Broward counties (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale). Can a team put it in a player’s contract that he’s not allowed to live there? It seems to me that a llot of problems could be avoided that way.

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