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49ers announce Aldon Smith won’t play Thursday night

Aldon Smith AP

After Sunday’s loss to the Colts, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh wouldn’t say whether linebacker Aldon Smith will play Thursday night against the Rams.

Harbaugh’s boss has now addressed the issue instead:  The 49ers have announced that, according to CEO Jed York, Smith will not face the Rams.

The 49ers haven’t given a reason for the absence, but it likely means he’ll be entering rehab for alcohol abuse.  Smith was arrested for suspicion of DUI on Friday, the second alcohol-related incident of his three-year NFL career.

Smith played extensively on Sunday, registering five tackles but no sacks.

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33 Responses to “49ers announce Aldon Smith won’t play Thursday night”
  1. wearethesteelers says: Sep 22, 2013 7:53 PM

    So why was he playing today again?

  2. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 22, 2013 7:54 PM

    LOL

  3. floratiotime says: Sep 22, 2013 7:54 PM

    Luckily he’s not a backup or he’d have been cut.

  4. toonzes says: Sep 22, 2013 7:55 PM

    Damn you SUH!

  5. isphet71 says: Sep 22, 2013 7:56 PM

    2 sacks shy of skipping rehab.

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 22, 2013 7:56 PM

    The Michael J Fox show premieres on Thursday night, it won’t be totally boring.

  7. wearethesteelers says: Sep 22, 2013 7:58 PM

    Alex Smith > Kaepernick

    LOLOLOLOLOL

  8. jakec4 says: Sep 22, 2013 8:02 PM

    wearethesteelers says: Sep 22, 2013 7:53 PM

    So why was he playing today again?

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    Because they had a game plan in place. It sucked, but they had one ready.

  9. filthymcnasty1 says: Sep 22, 2013 8:03 PM

    Where did all the Niner fans go?

  10. nfl4days says: Sep 22, 2013 8:05 PM

    Shouldn’t have played today. Stay classy whiners.

  11. chiadam says: Sep 22, 2013 8:06 PM

    I’m glad he got to play today. Now there are no excuses forgetting blessed in their own house by the Colts. Now, off tto rehab to paint sad clowns and write some nice poetry.

  12. buzzkillbill says: Sep 22, 2013 8:07 PM

    At the store buying more Kleenex.

  13. briscocountyjr says: Sep 22, 2013 8:09 PM

    Will the rest of the team? What do their lockers look like…?

  14. flockingseahawks says: Sep 22, 2013 8:09 PM

    They need a good quarterback like the one Kansas City has. Oh wait a minute. ……nevermind. Oh and they are also two games behind the FLOCKING SEAHAWKS!!!!!!

  15. joey49er says: Sep 22, 2013 8:10 PM

    IM HERE GOOOOOOOOOO 49ers!!!!!!
    If the guy needs help let him get it !whats wrong with that…. colts out played the niners period..
    but green bay lost to cinci…..falcons lost to the fins… yep we lost to luck…. go 49ers still a long season

  16. biggestsaintsfanever says: Sep 22, 2013 8:14 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says: Sep 22, 2013 8:03 PM

    Where did all the Niner fans go?
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    To internet rehab – Seems they were addicted to spewing how great their 1-2 team is.

  17. easyeddie says: Sep 22, 2013 8:16 PM

    Extremely poor handling of a serious situation. Harbaugh doesn’t show very good judgment.

  18. albinorhino49 says: Sep 22, 2013 8:16 PM

    We right here! Who’s whining again?

  19. sportsfan18 says: Sep 22, 2013 8:20 PM

    Hey Niner fans, you do realize that the Cleveland Browns are also 1 – 2…

  20. frosted21 says: Sep 22, 2013 8:21 PM

    filthymcnasty where did all the packer fans go? oh yeah they are trolling other teams to take the focus off of their inept play hahahahah

  21. bert1913 says: Sep 22, 2013 8:23 PM

    a little too late

  22. mariosydjerome says: Sep 22, 2013 8:26 PM

    Get the HELP the Young man needed.

  23. fdugrad says: Sep 22, 2013 8:28 PM

    The announcement was of course not released until AFTER coach Jimmy was placed under heavy sedation, even after which he was heard to be uncontrollably screaming, ” Not until after Thursday, Not until after Thursday”…

  24. jayniner says: Sep 22, 2013 8:37 PM

    go niners….*sigh*

  25. raiderapologist says: Sep 22, 2013 8:46 PM

    sportsfan18 says: Sep 22, 2013 8:20 PM

    Hey Niner fans, you do realize that the Cleveland Browns are also 1 – 2…
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    That’s nothing. The Raiders can get blown out tomorrow night and will also be 1-2.

  26. braceyourselffor12 says: Sep 22, 2013 9:10 PM

    We didn’t go anywhere, most of us commented on the only game related article PFT posted as opposed to the THREE about Aldon’s rehab stint. Keep piling on the hate and whining, it’s a long season and we have have work to do no doubt.

    Doesn’t change that the fact that we are GOLD BLOODED.

    GO NINERS!!!!!

  27. kremis says: Sep 22, 2013 9:14 PM

    I thought harbaugh said he was letting Goodell and the NFL handle this

  28. beastmode5150 says: Sep 22, 2013 9:22 PM

    Above reproach.

  29. middy8484 says: Sep 22, 2013 10:10 PM

    Where did all the 9ers go you say?
    How bout Castro Street

  30. 4niners9 says: Sep 22, 2013 10:44 PM

    middy8484 says:
    Sep 22, 2013 10:10 PM
    Where did all the 9ers go you say?
    How bout Castro Street

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    Good one! Never heard that before.

    It’s 3 games into the season so all you football experts can relax.

  31. hitit49 says: Sep 23, 2013 12:07 AM

    Niner Fan here. Piss poor decision and only made because of the loss. Nice job little York. Anyone interested in a head coach (OC) Roman or a break the bank contract for Kaep? Thought not

  32. zeeman911 says: Sep 23, 2013 1:13 AM

    They busted him drinking right before the game, guy obviously has a real problem….

  33. myhawks1976 says: Sep 23, 2013 5:27 AM

    good luck to Aldon. this Hawks fan is praying for him. to great of a tale t to let substance abuse destroy it.

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