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Aldon Smith headed to rehab “sooner than later”


Earlier today, Jay Glazer of FOX said that 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith could be headed to rehab after a Friday arrest for suspicion of DUI.

The “could” has become a “will.”

Per a league source, the final determination will be made after today’s game, but Smith “will be going sooner than later.”

Smith now has a pair of alcohol-related incidents during his NFL career, which began as a top-10 pick in 2011.

The 49ers have five games until their bye.  They face the Rams on Thursday night, then they have Sunday games against the Texans, Cardinals, Titans, and Jaguars.

Tune in to NBC’s Football Night in America at 7:00 p.m. ET for more on Smith from Peter King of

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32 Responses to “Aldon Smith headed to rehab “sooner than later””
  1. wearethesteelers says: Sep 22, 2013 5:54 PM

    Should be headed to prison.

  2. t8ertot says: Sep 22, 2013 5:56 PM

    Make sure he plays first. Don’t want to make an example or anything. Good role model there

  3. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 22, 2013 5:56 PM

    redandgoldhitman52 says: Sep 22, 2013 5:52 PM

    this is like the 6th aldon smith report in the last 24 hours. enough already. theres alot of football going on talk about football, not off the field personal issues.

    Good point.

    40 whiners losing at half to Indy.

    Colon Krapernick welched on his bet and didn’t shave an eyebrow.

    Crybaughby is complaining about something.

  4. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 22, 2013 5:57 PM

    wearethesteelers says: Sep 22, 2013 5:54 PM

    Should be headed to prison.

    At least he didn’t attack a girl.

  5. filthymcnasty1 says: Sep 22, 2013 5:57 PM

    When do they have an intervention for Harbaugh?

  6. Stiller43 says: Sep 22, 2013 6:00 PM

    “Red and gold hitman 52” wants flo to quit talking about something negative regarding the niners? Shocking.

    You probably whine as much as harbaugh

  7. isphet71 says: Sep 22, 2013 6:02 PM

    Halftime sounded like a good time to have an intervention. Too bad they missed that opportunity.

  8. nomoreseasontix says: Sep 22, 2013 6:03 PM

    Rehab fixes everything.
    Just ask that Lohan chick.

    It’s the new cure all when you get in trouble.

  9. emoney826 says: Sep 22, 2013 6:05 PM

    Aldon will have to rebuild his image with the rest of the NFL players. Such a dirty image he’s portraying.

  10. tombradystolemyuggs says: Sep 22, 2013 6:09 PM

    Rehab is a place where you find the true meaning of life.. for example if tom brady went to rehab he would realize that selling uggs is a very femine thing and he should just stick to football

  11. runtheball says: Sep 22, 2013 6:12 PM

    I can’t believe they didn’t sit him.

  12. pacificnw7722 says: Sep 22, 2013 6:12 PM

    Maybe, just maybe, this kid will take it seriously. Right now his career is headed in the WRONG direction.

  13. fdugrad says: Sep 22, 2013 6:14 PM

    filthymcnasty1: Very funny post! I am with you on this one. The thing that makes it scarier for me is that coach Jimmy is SOBER and behaves the way he does! It might require an exorcism!

  14. colv says: Sep 22, 2013 6:16 PM

    Personally when a drunk or drug impaired idiot hurts or kills themselves I’m ok with it. But these criminals are putting everyone’s lives at risk. Families are destroyed by these felons. The 49s should be ashamed to allow him to play today. This guy is a repeat offender and to hear and read NFL analyst say alleged DUI when he blow twice the amount is shameful too. NFL is becoming a joke. Look at the Denver situation with some of its players and executives.

  15. chawk12thman says: Sep 22, 2013 6:20 PM

    If they don’t start doing better against Indy; several others on the team may need to attend as well.

  16. colv says: Sep 22, 2013 6:21 PM

    If you are an officer in the USAF your career is over if you get ONE DUI. The AF understands its attempted murder when an officer drives drunk. No excuses for officers, enlisted sometime would catch a break.

  17. slick50ks says: Sep 22, 2013 6:26 PM

    Maybe he can give Chron Miller a ride on the way.

  18. lolo376 says: Sep 22, 2013 6:36 PM

    That’s a lawyers move, put yourself in rehab and the judge won’t put him in jail.

  19. yooperman says: Sep 22, 2013 6:39 PM

    Aldon meet Linsay, Linsay say hello to Aldon. Enjoy your stay.

  20. arwiv says: Sep 22, 2013 6:41 PM

    This kid isn’t an addict…..he’s a moron. Throw him in jail for 3 months and stop wasting time with “rehab”. He wont learn anything by talking to a bunch of junkies….he’ll go along with the BS program and then laugh about it on his way home (because he’ll be an out-patient). Take away his freedom for 3 months and watch how he suddenly stops driving drunk.

  21. zackd2 says: Sep 22, 2013 6:42 PM

    Guessing he will be going Tues-Fri, gotta be back for walk through and game time!

  22. salscobrakai says: Sep 22, 2013 6:43 PM

    I think a player who gets a DUI should get the hammer, but we can’t keep saying, “If this was the real word, or military, etc.” Just like in the civilian world, a strong union will protect it’s people. Same thing happens in sports. And yes, I was in the Navy and I’ve never had a DUI/drug offense. Just saying that not everyone loses their job in the “real world” for getting a DUI/drug offense.

  23. toonzes says: Sep 22, 2013 6:56 PM

    Suh causes Aldon to make bad decisions!!!

    Video to follow

  24. toonzes says: Sep 22, 2013 6:57 PM

    Suh makes summer turn to fall..

    Video to follow

  25. fdugrad says: Sep 22, 2013 7:00 PM

    arwiv: Why quibble, or restrict his character traits to one description. We can broaden our outlooks and decree that he is an addict AND a moron.

  26. aljack88 says: Sep 22, 2013 7:02 PM

    Get the bus – take him away.

    The 9rs totally out coached, out played, out desired. Bradshaw more heart than any 9er out there today

  27. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 22, 2013 7:02 PM

    It doesn’t matter now. San Fran will suck this year.


  28. 2ndaryinsanity says: Sep 22, 2013 7:08 PM

    Fortunately, rehab CAN work even if you go just to stay out of jail. Sometimes a person “gets it” while there. And believe it or not, getting arrested a time or two can cause a person to decide they need to make better choices. Hopefully that’s the case here. He is so lucky he didn’t injure or kill anyone. He is a gifted player and I hope he takes this opportunity to handle this problem…before he kills somebody. 49er’s suck for letting him play today. Of course, they also sucked on the field.

  29. isphet71 says: Sep 22, 2013 7:09 PM

    I bet the 49ers wished they kept Alex Smith right about now. Kaepernik is looking like a one hit wonder right now.

  30. cakesw says: Sep 22, 2013 7:27 PM

    Clearly…Smith’s stupidity has had adverse effects on San Francisco…they looked lost today.

  31. bamboozle99 says: Sep 22, 2013 7:31 PM

    Harbaugh is about to join him if they lose another game.

  32. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 22, 2013 7:37 PM

    it didnt matter, we still kicked their butts!!!

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