On Tuesday, 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and former 49ers (now Titans) tight end Delanie Walker landed on the wrong side of a lawsuit alleging that they instigated a crossfire at a party that resulted in two men being shot.
Predictably, neither team has much to say about the situation.
“The 49ers organization has been aware of this matter concerning Aldon Smith for some time,” 49ers G.M. Trent Baalke said in a statement issued to PFT. “We will continue to monitor the situation closely, but will have no further comment at this time, as this is an ongoing legal matter.”
The Titans had no comment, and the league office has said it is looking into the matter.
No criminal charges were filed, possibly because it will be difficult if not impossible to identify the shooter. Still, the lawsuit alleges that guns were possessed and fired illegally by Smith and Walker; if true, criminal charges unrelated to the firing of the bullet(s) that hit the plaintiff could easily be pursued.